The Eleanor of Aquitaine Vase.' It can now be seen on permanent display in the Louvre, the museum having acquired the piece in 1793 after the French Revolution. The object is known to have belonged to Eleanor of Aquitaine, who, having inherited it from her grandfather, William IX, gave it as a wedding gift to her first husband, Louis VII of France. In his turn, he gave it to Abbot Suger for his foundation of St. Denis, who used it as a communion vessel.

Eleanor Vase - at the Louvre. Her gift to Louis VII on the occasion of their marriage and her only known surviving artifact.

Eleanor of Aquitaine (in French: Aliénor d’Aquitaine, Éléonore de Guyenne) (1122[note 1] – 1 April 1204) was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Western Europe during the High Middle Ages. As well as being Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right, she was queen consort of France (1137–1152) and of England (1154–1189). Eleanor of Aquitaine is the only woman to have been queen of both France and England. She was the patroness of such literary figures as Wace, Benoît de Sainte-More…

Renaissance One of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages, Eleanor of Aquitaine was Countess of Poitou, Queen of France and later Queen of England. She influenced politics, sponsored the Courtly Love movement, and even went on Crusade.

Eleanor of Aquitaine  1122-1204  The queen consort of both Louis VII of France and Henry II of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine was the mother of Richard the Lion-Heart and John of England.  She was perhaps the most powerful woman in 12th century Europe.

Eleanor of Aquitaine – First wife of both Louis VII of France and Henry II of England. Queen of France from 1137 - Queen of England from 1154 - She had two daughters with Louis VII before they divorced.

Eleanor of Aquitaine -- Queen of France and Queen of England and mother & grandmother of Kings and Queens, Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the most powerful women in the world in the medieval era. She was first married to Louis VII of France, and then later had an annulment, and married Henry II of England (who would soon become King of England), just eight weeks after her annulment.

Kinuko Y Craft is a Japanese-born American contemporary painter, illustrator and fantasy artist. Kinuko Y Craft came to the United States in

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 or 1124 – 1 April 1204) was Queen Consort of France,and also Queen Consort of England. She was one of the most powerful women in Middle Ages. In 1157 she gave birth to her favorite son Richard the Lionheart. She outlived all her children except for King John and Eleanor, Queen of Castile. Eleanor of Aquitaine was renowned for her powerful personality and leading her sons in rebellion against their father, King Henry II.She also went on crusade.

reminding me to ✯AURORA✯ Aurora, goddess of the dawn, renews herself every morning and flies across the sky, announcing the arrival of the sun. :::: original : Eleanor of Aquitaine ~ Kinuko Craft

Tombs of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II at Fontevraud Abbey

Tombs of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II at Fontevraud Abbey, France. Our great grandparents through the Sheffield, Mott, Thompson and Aldrich lines.

My List of Epic Queens  (part 2/3) Zenobia / Helena/ Theodora/ Wu Zetian/ Irene of Athens/ Tamar the Great/ Eleanor of Aquitaine

Epic Queens Zenobia / Helena/ Theodora/ Wu Zetian/ Irene of Athens/ Tamar the Great/ Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204). One of the most powerful women in European history. Wife of two kings (Louis VII king of France Henry II Plantagenet king of England) and mother of other three (Henry the Young King, Richard I Lionheart John I Lackland). Joined her military on the Crusades. Spent 16 years imprisoned. Poisoned her husband's mistress. Died a nun at 82 years old.

close-up of effigy on tomb of Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort of France and England, at Fontrevault Abbey in France depicts her reading an open book

Eleanor of Aquitaine inherited her father's lands in 1137, and married Louis VII of France that same year. Their marriage was annulled in 1152. She then married Henry II of England, bearing him eight children including sons Richard (the Lion-Hearted) and John who would both become king. Eleanor promoted courtly culture, including troubadour songs, and was a savvy military adviser to her sons.

Eleanor of Aquitaine,wife of Henry II Mother to Richard the Lion Heart. My favorite Queen.

Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine - Clay's 26th Great Grandparents

Henry II King of England (Reign: Dec 1154 to July Henry was the son of Geoffrey of Anjou and Matilda, daughter of Henry I of England. century depiction of Henry Fitzempress and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of two kings: Louis VII of France & Henry II of England, mother of two more: Richard the Lionhearted & Nasty King John (yes, that's his official title, in my book, anyway); she went on a Crusade with Louis & ruled England temporarily in Richard's absence in the Holy Land.

Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of two kings: Louis VII of France & Henry II of England, mother of two more: Richard the Lionhearted & King John ; she went on a Crusade with Louis & ruled England temporarily in Richard's absence to the Holy Land.

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