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8 - Eleanor of Aquitaine (1): The Crusader Queen of the French

8 - Eleanor of Aquitaine (1): The Crusader Queen of the French

When her father died, Eleanor of Aquitaine became the richest heiress in Europe, and was quickly married to the French king.  The king was quiet, pious and meek.  Eleanor was... none of those things.  Cue chaos.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)President Bartlet's endorsement of The Lion in Winter in The West Wing (youtube)History of Aquitaine (wikipedia)Troubador Poems by William IX of Aquitaine (go to www.queensofenglandpodcast.com for the audio links)

Map of France in 1154 - The Aquitaine of Eleanor's birth comprised of the the Duchies of Aquitaine, Gascony and County of Poitou (also known as Poitiers)The Occitan language (wikipedia)

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