every inch a hero


i just read a beautiful post on feminism and so in the spirit of that i decided to shear a very abridge version of the life of one of the most interesting heroins this world has ever known, and my personal hero.

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of aquitaine was a young duchess who lost both her parents at a very young age, and soon after married king Lewis the pious. Eleanor was very strong minded and, frankly manipulative. she had lewis raped around her finger so well that he even consented to let her accompany him on a crusade. however after a few years of boredom Eleanor had had enough and divorced him to marry a young noblemen, named henry, with whom she would go on to concur both France and England, before hearing of his affair with Rosamund the fair, and being thrown into prison for allegedly turning there children against him [which admittedly was completely her]. when freed from prison years later she continued to move about the world in a flurry of action until death. Eleanor had 10 children, between her two husbands, all of whom she out lived accept her least favorite child, prince John. she also helped to better the ways in which woman of that time were treated.


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