Eleanor Of Aquitaine
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Eleanor Of Aquitaine

on

  • 6,330 views

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.

Statistics

Views

Total Views
6,330
Views on SlideShare
6,317
Embed Views
13

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
26
Comments
0

2 Embeds 13

http://www.slideshare.net 12
http://gatornet.chapin.edu 1

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

Eleanor Of Aquitaine Eleanor Of Aquitaine Presentation Transcript

  • 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