What is the best biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine?

Eleanor of Aquitaine, By the Wrath of God, Queen of England/Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life (1999) Eleanor of Aquitaine is my best-selling book to date. It was the winner of the Good Book Guide award for the best biography of 1999, as voted for by readers in 100 countries.

Which king married Eleanor of Aquitaine?

Henry II of Englandm. 1152–1189
Louis VII of Francem. 1137–1152
Eleanor of Aquitaine/Spouse

Marriage to Henry II and administration of England. According to feudal customs, Eleanor then regained possession of Aquitaine, and two months later she married the grandson of Henry I of England, Henry Plantagenet, count of Anjou and duke of Normandy.

Was Eleanor of Aquitaine related to William the Conqueror?

There was, however, another prominent Eleanor before her—Eleanor of Normandy, an aunt of William the Conqueror, who lived a century earlier than Eleanor of Aquitaine. Eleanor became the heir presumptive to her father’s domains. The Duchy of Aquitaine was the largest and richest province of France.

Did Eleanor of Aquitaine sleep with Henry’s father?

It’s claimed that she had an affair with her uncle Raymond of Antioch while on the Second Crusade and/or that she had slept with her second husband Henry II’s father, Geoffrey ‘the Handsome’ of Anjou – either on crusade or at court.

Who wrote Eleanor rising?

Shaun McKenna
Eleanor Rising: A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Drama/Authors

Is there a movie about Eleanor of Aquitaine?

The Lion in Winter, British dramatic film, released in 1968, that is noted for its brilliant, biting dialogue and the stellar performances of Katharine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole as Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II, respectively.

What happened to Henry II sons?

Henry II’s plans to divide the Angevin “empire” among his sons led to many quarrels and wars. Of his five sons, only Richard and John survived his death on July 6, 1189.

What impact did Eleanor of Aquitaine have?

Inheriting a vast estate at the age of 15 made her the most sought-after bride of her generation. She would eventually become the queen of France, the queen of England and lead a crusade to the Holy Land. She is also credited with establishing and preserving many of the courtly rituals of chivalry.

What was the Aquitaine?

Aquitaine, former région of France. As a région, it encompassed the southwestern départements of Dordogne, Gironde, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne, and Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

Who plays Eleanor in Eleanor rising?

Rose Basista
Written by award-winning dramatist Shaun McKenna, this epic drama stars Rose Basista as Eleanor, Cecilia Appiah and Elinor Coleman as Petronilla, Joel McCormack as Louis and Tony Turner as Raymond of Antioch.