Eleanor Of Aquitaine


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Eleanor Of Aquitaine

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