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10 - Eleanor of Aquitaine (3): The Captive Mother of a Captive Son

10 - Eleanor of Aquitaine (3): The Captive Mother of a Captive Son

After years in captivity where her husband and sons warred for control of the kingdom, Eleanor of Aquitaine was finally released from prison on the death of her husband.  Her new task: bail out her sons when they got into trouble.  And boy did they!SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment.  To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queensShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!BibliographyThe Lion in Winter (wikipedia)Roger of Howden (wikipedia)Philip II (wikipedia)William Longchamps (wikipedia)The Third Crusade (wikipedia)The Capture and Imprisonment of Richard I (www.angus-donald.com)The Letters of Eleanor of Aquitaine to Pope Celestine III (Medieval Women's Latin Letters)Abbey of Fontevrault (wikipedia)

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