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Eleanor Of Aquitaine



This is my powerpoint for history class. I worked with LCR and ACE.

This is my powerpoint for history class. I worked with LCR and ACE.



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  • Eleanor of Aquitaine By LCR, ACE, and SXL
  • Birth
    • Born in Aquitaine 1122 A. D.
    • Died 1204 A. D. and lived for 82 years
    • Eleanor was born to a rich, noble, French family
    • Her father, William X, was the king of France; her mother’s name was Aenor
    • She was raised with culture and love for the divine arts
    • Probably born near Bordeaux (present-day France)
  • Early Ages
    • When Eleanor was young, she went with her father to and from the castles of his kingdom
    • She learned leadership from watching her father working
    • When her father died when she was 15, she became Duchess of Aquitaine and Countess of Poitou
    • Eleanor had an actual formal education; not many women of this time were this educated
  • Accomplishments
    • Eleanor had six different titles; Queen of France, Queen of England, Duchess of Aquitaine and Normandy, and Countess of Poitou and Anjou
    • She joined Louis VII in the Second Crusade as a nurse and brought 300 women to help
    • Eleanor was an influence on King Louis VII’s people and land; she was a big contribution to him
    • She was the first woman to ask for divorce
    • Went on long, hard trips with Henry II a lot of times while pregnant
    • SHE LEAD ARMIES--no other woman has ever done this
    • Worked to maintain peace
    • She was religious
    • Was trusted by popes, kings, and emperors
  • Accomplishments: Courtly Love
    • After Eleanor left Henry II she established a new type of court
    • Eleanor’s greatest accomplishment was Courtly Love
    • It was a court made to mock real courts
    • It was when women ruled and they gathered to talk about the behavior of men whose only purpose was to assist and cherish them
    • This was the birth of chivalry
    • And the beginning of a new way of women to live
  • Challenges
    • Once she inherited the land from her father; she had to let it go to Louis VI because she was a woman and very young
    • Her own husband, Henry II, put her under house arrest
    • Louis VII tried to persuade her to not come with him to the Second Crusade
    • It was hard for her to divorce Louis VII
    • Henry II was being very rude; all he wanted was Eleanor’s land
  • Interesting Facts
    • She was a nice person with great characteristics
    • Eleanor’s name came from her mother’s name which is Aenor
    • She went on the Second Crusade
    • Aquitaine had many beautiful rivers
    • Her marriages with Louis XII and Henry II weren’t good
    • She supported Henry II’s sons to revolt against Henry
    • She lived till she was 82; that is amazing, usually people only lived till their forties
  • More Interesting Facts
    • Eleanor left two daughters to stay with Louis VII
    • She had a total of 10 children; 2 with Louis VII and 8 with Henry II
    • She was very beautiful
    • She got a formal education like men
    • Accompanied father while traveling through his lands
    • She was taught how to hunt and ride a horse
    • Joined Henry II on long, hard trips, usually when she was pregnant
  • Thank you!
  • Any Questions?
  • Picture Bibliography
    • http://www.nipissingu.ca/department/history/MUHLBERGER/uploaded_images/eleanor_of_aquitaine-707248.jpg
    • http://kacysprojects.com/images/extra/eleanor-of-aquitaine.jpg
    • http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/4597573/2/istockphoto_4597573_eleanor_of_aquitaine.jpg
    • http://z.about.com/d/atheism/1/0/m/I/EnglandUnderHenryII-l.jpg