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Eleanor's Power and Patronage

Jean Flori and Olive Classe

in Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622955
eISBN:
9780748651382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.003.0014
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter argues that Eleanor of Aquitaine sought solace in her role of patron of literature, sponsoring several literary works dedicated to her and inspiring poets and romancers. It was being ... More


Queen of England

Jean Flori and Olive Classe

in Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622955
eISBN:
9780748651382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.003.0005
Subject:
History, Economic History

It emerges that over a period of twenty years, the chroniclers record only seven instances of Eleanor of Aquitaine being with King Louis VII on those occasions (including five in consecutive years, ... More


Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Jean Flori and Editions Payot

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622955
eISBN:
9780748651382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1124–1204) still fascinates and intrigues historians today, who continue to try to penetrate the mystery surrounding her extraordinary life. Twice queen – of France as the wife ... More


History, Sentiments and Psychology: the Antioch Incident

Jean Flori and Olive Classe

in Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622955
eISBN:
9780748651382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.003.0012
Subject:
History, Economic History

No one can say how the kingdom of France would have fared against what would have been a smaller Plantagenet empire if after the Antioch incident Eleanor of Aquitaine had not decided to leave her ... More


Eleanor, Queen of France

Jean Flori and Olive Classe

in Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622955
eISBN:
9780748651382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.003.0003
Subject:
History, Economic History

Eleanor of Aquitaine might have been the queen in Paris, but she was still an Aquitanian, a foreigner. From the beginning of the eleventh century until the end of the twelfth, it is even possible to ... More


Duchess of Aquitaine and Normandy

Jean Flori and Olive Classe

in Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Published in print:
2007
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March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622955
eISBN:
9780748651382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.003.0004
Subject:
History, Economic History

A great deal of discussion goes on today about Eleanor of Aquitaine's position with regard to power. This chapter can state now that the theory which makes King Louis VII a weak sovereign dominated ... More


Eleanor and her Biographers: History, Legend and Ideology

Jean Flori and Olive Classe

in Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622955
eISBN:
9780748651382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.003.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

Eleanor of Aquitaine still fascinates and puzzles historians of today, who, for many reasons that this chapter will try to clarify, still seek to penetrate the mystery surrounding her. The main draw, ... More


Eleanor and John

Jean Flori and Olive Classe

in Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622955
eISBN:
9780748651382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.003.0010
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter gives a broad outline of the events that occurred at Châlus. There is not the least doubt about Richard I's main intention in laying siege to Châlus. He went into the county of Limousin ... More


Eleanor the Rebel

Jean Flori and Olive Classe

in Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622955
eISBN:
9780748651382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.003.0006
Subject:
History, Economic History

When his father declined to hand over to him either England, or else Normandy, of which he was duke, or even Anjou, Young Henry made no secret of his resentment. King Henry II took no notice. William ... More


Eleanor and Courtly Love

Jean Flori and Olive Classe

in Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622955
eISBN:
9780748651382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.003.0013
Subject:
History, Economic History

Eleanor of Aquitaine lived in an age and in places that saw the birth of one of the most innovative and characteristic features of Western society in the Middle Ages: courtoisie. The notion covers a ... More


Childhood, Lineage and Marriage

Jean Flori and Olive Classe

in Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622955
eISBN:
9780748651382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.003.0002
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter discusses the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. It is not known for certain when and where Eleanor was born, but historians give the date as 1122 or 1124. The place was Poitiers or Bordeaux, ... More


The Captive Queen

Jean Flori and Olive Classe

in Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Published in print:
2007
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March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622955
eISBN:
9780748651382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.003.0007
Subject:
History, Economic History

Though generous to his rebel sons and his vanquished enemies, Henry II was unrelenting where his wife was concerned. He had her shut up in the keep at Salisbury, Old Sarum. The confinement was ... More


‘Eleanor, by the Wrath of God Queen of England’

Jean Flori and Olive Classe

in Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622955
eISBN:
9780748651382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.003.0009
Subject:
History, Economic History

The Archbishop of Rouen, Walter of Coutances, was ostensibly charged by Richard I to work with William Longchamp, but really he was to keep an eye on him. Eleanor of Aquitaine's role as regent, ... More


The Plantagenet Court and the World of King Arthur

Jean Flori and Olive Classe

in Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Published in print:
2007
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March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622955
eISBN:
9780748651382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.003.0015
Subject:
History, Economic History

The extraordinary success enjoyed by Arthurian romance in Plantagenet domains has led most historians and specialists in twelfth-century literature to see it as part of a propaganda exercise ... More


Two Queens

Jean Flori and Olive Classe

in Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622955
eISBN:
9780748651382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.003.0008
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter contends that Richard I, King of England, gave King Tancred of Sicily a sword that the chroniclers identified, rightly or wrongly, with the sword of King Arthur. It is known that the ... More


Born in the Purple: Early Childhood and Infant Marriage, 1155–1160

Matthew Strickland

in Henry the Young King, 1155-1183

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215519
eISBN:
9780300219555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215519.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter focuses on Henry the Young King's early childhood and marriage as an infant, a period spanning the years 1155–1160. It begins with young Henry's birth to Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry ... More


‘A King Without a Kingdom’: The Seeds of War, 1172–1173

Matthew Strickland

in Henry the Young King, 1155-1183

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215519
eISBN:
9780300219555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215519.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines Henry the Young King's conflict with his father, Henry II, that planted the seeds of the rebellion of 1173–1174. It begins with a discussion of the proposed marriage treaty of ... More


Shakespeare’s Adumbrations of State-Based Diplomacy

John Watkins

in After Lavinia: A Literary History of Premodern Marriage Diplomacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707575
eISBN:
9781501708527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707575.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on William Shakespeare's plays, which expressed a negative view of interdynastic marriage as subservience to a foreign power that later dominated European politics. Shakespeare ... More


Outsiders: Women, the Poor, Heretics, and Jews

Michael Staunton

in The Historians of Angevin England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198769965
eISBN:
9780191822742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769965.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Historiography

This chapter examines how the historians of Angevin England represented those outside the secular and ecclesiastical elite that dominated their pages. First, representations of Eleanor of Aquitaine ... More


Henry the Young King, 1155-1183

Matthew Strickland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215519
eISBN:
9780300219555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215519.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This first modern study of Henry the Young King, eldest son of Henry II but the least known Plantagenet monarch, explores the brief but eventful life of the only English ruler after the Norman ... More


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