BIOGRAPHY OF ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE QUEEN CONSORT FRANCE, QUEEN CONSORT ENGLAND 1122-1204

GENERAL

Descent French Royalty: 3G Granddaughter Robert "Pious" II King France

EVENTS

In 1122 Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 was born to William "Saint" Poitiers X Duke Aquitaine 1099-1137 (23) and Aenor Chatellerault 1103-1130 (19)

On 09 Apr 1137 Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (15) succeeded as Duke Aquitaine

On 25 Jul 1137 Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180 (17) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (15) were marriedThird Cousin Once Removed

On 25 Dec 1137 Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (15) was crowned as Queen Consort France

In 1145 Marie Capet 1145-1198 was born to Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180 (25) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (23)

On Jul 1150 Alix Capet 1150-1197 was born to Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180 (30) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (28)

On 11 Mar 1152 the marriage of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180 (32) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (30) was dissolved by Hugh Toucy Archbishop Sens -1168 in Beaugency, Loiret on the grounds of consanguinity. Both Louis and Eleanor were present as were the Archbishops of Rouen and Bordeaux. Samson Unknown Archbishop Reims -1161 acted on behalf of Eleanor. In dissolving the marriage Louis lost control of the Duchy of Aquitaine which was to have far reaching consequences for the next three centuries.

On 21 Mar 1152 Theobald "Good" Blois V Count Blois 1130-1191 (22) attempted to abduct Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (30) from Blois, France who fled in the middle of the night taking a barge to Tours.

Around 26 Mar 1152 Geoffrey Plantagenet Count Nantes 1134-1158 (17) attempted to abduct Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (30) from Port de Piles, Vienne where she intended to cross the River Creuse. Once again Eleanor escaped.

On 18 May 1152 Whit Sunday Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (19) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (30) were married at Poitiers Cathedral, Poitiers. They were more closely related than Eleanor and her previous husband Louis. The marriage brought the Kingdom of England, the Duchies of Normandy and Aquitaine under the control of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (19) ; once conquered. Half Third Cousin

Around 05 Jun 1152 Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (30) visited Fontevraud Abbey, Chinon where she met Matilda Anjou Abbess Fontevraud 1111-1154 (41) (her husband's Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (19) 's aunt by marriage - Matilda Anjou Abbess Fontevraud 1111-1154 (41) had married William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy 1103-1120 brother of his mother Empress Matilda 1102-1167 (50) who had died in the White Ship Disaster).

On 17 Aug 1153 William Plantagenet IX Count Poitiers 1153-1156 was born to Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (20) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (31) at Poitiers

In 1154 Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180 (34) and Constance Ivrea 1140-1160 (14) were married in Orleans, France. Somewhat curiously they were more closely related than Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180 (34) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (32) whose married had been annulled for that reason. Third Cousin Once Removed

Around Mar 1154 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (20) returned to Rouen and met with his mother Empress Matilda 1102-1167 (52) , and his brothers. Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (32) joined them to celebrate Easter with their first son William Plantagenet IX Count Poitiers 1153-1156 who met his father for the first time aged around eight months.

On 07 Dec 1154 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (21) , the seven months pregnant Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (32) and their son William Plantagenet IX Count Poitiers 1153-1156 (1) left Barfleur, Basse Normandie for England.

On 19 Dec 1154 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (21) was crowned II King England: Plantagenet Angevin at Westminster Abbey, Westminster. Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (32) was crowned Queen Consort England. Theobald of Bec Archbishop Canterbury 1090-1161 (64) presided.

On 28 Feb 1155 Henry the Young King 1155-1183 was born to Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (21) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (33) at Bermondsey, Southwark, Surrey

On 06 Jan 1156 Matilda Plantagenet Duchess Saxony 1156-1189 was born to Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (22) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (34) at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire (probably) and named after her paternal grandmother Empress Matilda 1102-1167 (53) .

On 10 Jan 1156 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (22) crossed from Dover, Kent to Wissant. Richard "The Loyal" Lucy 1089-1179 (67) was appointed Regent in Henry's absence. Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (34) was placed in the care of Theobald of Bec Archbishop Canterbury 1090-1161 (66) and John of Salisbury Bishop Chartres 1118-1180 (38) . Her party included her sister Petronilla Poitiers 1125-1193 (31)

Before 29 Aug 1156 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 were reunited in Saumur.

In Dec 1156 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (23) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (34) held Christmas in Bordeaux, France.

Around 30 May 1157 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (24) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (35) spent Whitsun at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk for a ceremonial crown wearing.

On 08 Sep 1157 Richard "Lionheart" I King England 1157-1199 was born to Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (24) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (35) at Beaumont Palace, Oxford, Oxfordshire

In Dec 1157 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (24) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (35) held Christmas Court at Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

In Dec 1157 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (24) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (35) held Christmas Court at Cherbourg.

On 23 Sep 1158 Geoffrey Plantagenet 2nd Duke Brittany 1158-1186 was born to Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (25) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (36)

On 29 Dec 1158 Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (36) travelled from Normandy, France on board the Esnecca (Snake) with her children Henry the Young King 1155-1183 (3) and Matilda Plantagenet Duchess Saxony 1156-1189 (2) to Southampton, Hampshire. She then went to Winchester, Hampshire where she collected funds from the Royal Treasury and returned to Normandy.

On 13 Oct 1161 Eleanor Plantagenet Queen Castile 1161-1214 was born to Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (28) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (39) at Domfront Castle, Domfront named Eleanor after her mother Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (39) . She was baptised by Cardinal Henry of Pisa with Robert of Torigni as godfather.

In Dec 1164 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (31) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (42) held Christmas Court at Marlborough, Wiltshire.

On Oct 1165 Joan Plantagenet Queen Consort Sicily 1165-1199 was born to Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (32) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (43) at Chateau de Angers, Angers

On 24 Dec 1166 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 was born to Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (33) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (44)

On 27 Mar 1168 Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (46) and her party were ambushed by brothers Guy I King Jerusalem 1150-1194 (18) and Geoffrey Lusignan 1150-1224 (18) . Patrick Salisbury 1st Earl Salisbury 1122-1168 (46) was killed. William Marshal 1146-1219 (22) held off the enemy, was wounded and captured whilst Eleanor escaped. Eleanor subsequently paid his ransom.

On 06 Apr 1199 Richard "Lionheart" I King England 1157-1199 (41) was besieging Châlus-Chabrol Castle, Domfront. During the course of the evening Richard "Lionheart" I King England 1157-1199 (41) was shot by a crossbow. The wound quickly became gangrenous; Richard died in the arms of his mother Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (77) .

On 01 Aug 1202 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (35) defeated the army of his nephew Arthur Plantagenet 3rd Duke Brittany 1187-1203 (15) and Hugh Lusignan X Count Lusignan, V Count La Marche 1183-1249 (19) which was besieging John's mother Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (80) at Mirebeau Castle, Mirebeau. John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (35) took Arthur Plantagenet 3rd Duke Brittany 1187-1203 (15) 's army by surprise capturing most. Arthur Plantagenet 3rd Duke Brittany 1187-1203 (15) and, probably, his sister Eleanor Plantagenet 1184-1241 (18) , both of whom arguably had better claims to the throne than John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 (35) were captured. .

On 01 Apr 1204 Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (82) died Fontevraud Abbey, Chinon.

After 01 Apr 1204 Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 was buried at Fontevraud Abbey, Chinon

ANCESTRY

Father: William "Saint" Poitiers X Duke Aquitaine 1099-1137

GrandFather: William "Troubadour" Poitiers IX Duke Aquitaine 1071-1127

1G GrandFather: [Guy] William Poitiers VIII Duke Aquitaine 1025-1086

2G GrandFather: William "Great" Poitiers V Duke Aquitaine 969-1030

3G GrandFather: William "Proud Arm" Poitiers IV Duke Aquitaine 937-994

4G GrandFather: William "Towhead" Poitiers III Duke Aquitaine 915-963

4G GrandMother: Gerloc aka Adela Normandy 912-962

3G GrandMother: Emma Blois -1003

4G GrandFather: Theobald "Trickster" Blois I Count Blois 913-975

4G GrandMother: Luitgarde Vermandois 915-978

2G GrandMother: Agnes Ivrea

3G GrandFather: Otto-William Ivrea I Count Burgundy 960-1026

3G GrandMother: Ermentrude Unknown

4G GrandFather: Renaud Unknown

1G GrandMother: Hildegarde Burgundy 1056-1104

2G GrandFather: Robert Burgundy I Duke Burgundy 1011-1076

3G GrandFather: Robert "Pious" II King France 972-1031

4G GrandFather: Hugh I King France 941-996

4G GrandMother: Adelaide Poitiers 945-1004

3G GrandMother: Constance Arles 986-1034

4G GrandFather: William "Liberator" Arles 1st Count Provence, 1st Count Arles 950-993

4G GrandMother: Adelaide-Blanche Ingelger 940-1026

2G GrandMother: Ermengarde-Blanche Ingelger 1018-1076

3G GrandFather: Fulk "Black" Ingelger III Count Anjou 970-1040

4G GrandFather: Geoffrey "Greygown" Ingelger 1st Count Anjou 939-987

4G GrandMother: Adele Vermandois 934-982

3G GrandMother: Hildegarde Sundgau

GrandMother: Philippa Rouerge

1G GrandFather: William Rouerge Duke Narbonne 1040-1094

2G GrandFather: Pons Rouerge Margrave Provence 991-1061

2G GrandMother: Almodis La Marche 1020-1071

3G GrandFather: Bernard La Marche Count La Marche

1G GrandMother: Emma Mortain

2G GrandFather: Robert Mortain Count Mortain, 1st Earl Cornwall 1031-1090

3G GrandFather: Herluin de Conteville Mortain 1001-1066

3G GrandMother: Herleva Unknown

2G GrandMother: Matilda or Maud Montgomery -1085

3G GrandFather: Roger "The Great" Montgomery 1st Earl Shrewsbury -1094

4G GrandFather: Roger Montgomery

3G GrandMother: Mabel Bellême -1079

4G GrandFather: William "Talvas" Bellême 995-1060

4G GrandMother: Hilderburg Unknown

Mother: Aenor Chatellerault 1103-1130

GrandFather: Aimery Chatellerault Viscount Châtellerault

GrandMother: Dangereuse Île-Bouchard 1079-1151

1G GrandFather: Bartholomew Île-Bouchard