Monday, May 18, 2009

Eleanor and Henry :: The Lion in Winter

On this date in our family history . . . the 18th day of May . . . which was Whitsunday in the year 1152 . . . at the Bordeaux Cathedral in Aquitaine, France . . . a recently divorced Eleanor of Aquitaine marries Henry II of England . . . this Eleanor and Henry are the Eleanor and Henry of The Lion in Winter . . . and they are believed to be 22nd great-grandparents of our Josephine (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history timeline . . .

Biographical Sketches of the Queens of Great Britain.
From the Norman Conquest to the Reign of Victoria;
Or, Royal Book of Beauty
By Mary Botham Howitt

The Foundations of England
Or, Twelve Centuries of British History (B.C. 55-A.D. 1154)
By James Henry Ramsay

"AD 1152 445 night ride to Tours the ex Queen found herself encountered by the overtures of another suitor young Geoffrey of Anjou Henry"

See also :: Aquitaine

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