Historically, Eleanor of Aquitaine was Queen of France from 1137 until her divorce from Louis VI in 1152. That same year, she married Henry Plantagenet, Count of Anjou; when he became Henry I of England two years later, she became Queen of England. A gifted political strategist, Eleanor of Acquitance took part in several military campaigns, sometimes leading her forces into battle.
Eleanor and Henry I had five children. The oldest was Henry, who died before his father and thus never succeeded to the throne. Instead the second son, Richard Coeur-de-lion, became king when Henry I...
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