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  • Important Role In The Late 12th Century
    587 words
    Henry, the King of England, married Eleanor for her land; their first son died, after him, John was Henry's favorite, Richard was Eleanor favorite, but turned out to be homosexual, Geoffrey plotted against all of them with the King of France who was Richard's 'friend;' Henry had an affair with Rosalyn, and Eleanor, with Richard lead a couple of civil wars against him, so Henry locked Eleanor in a tower; Henry's lover died, he bought a wife, Alice, for the son who was to be King, but had an affai...
  • Eleanor Of Aquitaine
    1,168 words
    In a castle in Berlin, in the year 1122, a baby girl with blue eyes and blond hair was born to the duke and duchess of the most important area of France: Aquitaine. This beautiful child was to become the Duchess of Aquitaine and the Queen of France, the Duchess of Normandy and the Queen of England. Eleanor of Aquitaine was arguably the most interesting woman of her time. She influenced many of her time periods most powerful men. Eleanor was born to be a leader. Her father, William X, Duke of Aqu...
  • Richard On The Throne After Henry
    987 words
    The relationship between Henry, Geoffrey, and John with their parents, Henry II and Eleanor Henry II's family was a family that was considered anything but dysfunctional. During this era of the medieval period, there was no such thing as succession to the throne; thus, the current king had the option of choosing any of his sons to be the next ruler of the realm. During this time, Henry had 3 sons, Richard, Geoffrey, and John. All were unique in their own way but in some cases that uniqueness eac...
  • Queen Eleanor
    796 words
    There have been many historic women have had a great impact on modern day society. We have come to recognize them as key parts of our past, and without them the world would not be as it is. One of these women whom we recognize is Eleanor of Aquitaine. Eleanor of Aquitaine is known as one of the most successful women in history because of her valiant efforts to reform medieval England. Eleanor of Aquitaine was born in 1122. She grew up in Posters, France, where she was always surrounded by poets,...
  • Eleanor And Henry's First Child
    799 words
    Eleanor was one of three grandchildren born from the dishonest relationship between William IX of Aquitaine and Dangereuse, wife of the viscount of Ch^atellerault. William IX had stolen Dangereuse from the viscount, and even though the two could not officially marry, they had allowed their oldest children to marry each other. Dangereuse's oldest daughter Aen or had married William IX's oldest son, William X. They had three children, two daughters, Eleanor and Petronilla, and a son, William Aigre...
  • Henry Love Geoffrey
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    'Manipulation in Winter' Lion in Winter is the chess game as portrayed in Becket. There are kings and queens, but the most important ones are the pawns. The pawns are what makes this story grow. Everyone in this story is playing their own chess game for their own reasons. The most dangerous ones are the one that have nothing to lose. Everyone is hungry for power: Henry, Eleanor, Richard, John, Geoffrey, and Phillip. This thirst for power all started when Henry, the rightful heir, died. In a norm...

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