Rory Ramsden – Luxury French Property Finder & Buyer's Agent in south west France
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Portrait of a Lady: Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine, also known as the Queen Consort of France, died in 1204. In her 82 years, she lived a fascinating life outliving many of her children. Eleanor was quite well-rounded and loved hunting, hawking, arts and music. She grew up in southern France and went from being the more eligible bride in the world, to being jailed by her second husband for instigating a rebellion where three of her sons trying to unseat their father.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eleanor lived an adventurous life filled with romance and war.
  • Eleanor was heavily involved in the politics of her day.
  • There are historical sites in Poitiers that connect to Eleanor’s life.

“She inherited a vast chunk of France, embarked on a Crusade, married an English king and bore no fewer than ten children.”

Read more: https://www.francetoday.com/culture/portrait-of-a-lady-eleanor-of-aquitaine/

About the Author Rory

Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.

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