Eleanor of Aquitaine’s journey

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Danielle E.A. Park, last updated: 9th February 2017

There and Back Again: Eleanor of Aquitaine’s journey to fetch Berengaria of Navarre

Danielle E.A. Park takes us on a journey across the Pyrenees and Alps with a redoubtable woman.

Eleanor of Aquitaine has acquired a reputation as something of a femme fatale. Her considerable inheritance of Aquitaine, marriages to two kings, the allegations of an affair with her uncle Raymond  of Poitiers, the prince of Antioch, during the Second Crusade, her role in her sons’ rebellion against their father Henry II in 1173 and her subsequent imprisonment have exerted a firm hold on medieval and more modern interpretations of this woman...

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