52a Eleanor of Aquitaine by Melisende

Eleanor of AquitaineEleanor of Aquitaine is one of the great names of the Middle Ages. Her life spanned almost all of the Angevin Empire, and her court at Poitiers became famous as the centre of courtly love. Much of her life was spent in conflict with her two husbands, but towards the end of her life she achieved the political influence she had earlier craved as the  trusted supporter of her sons.


52a Eleanor of Aquitaine



This episode is by Melisende of Outremer. You can find out more about women in history at Melisende’s website¬†womenofhistory.blogspot.com.


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  1. Hello David. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to tell you how much I enjoy your podcasts, but Facebook (as I write this on you blog page, anyhow) is offering me no options there. I am delighted and surprised by your apt, wry, irreverent comments and attitude though, ya know, some of us must have slow ears, because it’s like racing to a train sometimes — this means one must be fully engaged, and I’m not exactly that ever — to catch everything you say. I loved your protracted ‘study’ of the crusades and your comment: “It’s my pdcast and I’ll crusade if I want to.” Sounds not unlike items I might say. So keep on with the good work. I always look forward to what you’ve got up your sleeves. You’re opening up England’s history in a very accessible way.

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