Eleanor of Aquitaine


Metatag: Mark Richard Beaulieu, Expert on Plantagenets, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Elinore, Eleanor, Elinore, Showtime Miniseries, HBO, Hollywood scriptwriter.


life story Eleanor of Aquitaine, 1124-1204, became one of the wealthiest and most powerful woman in medieval Europe. Parentless, she was the Queen of France to Louis 7 at age thirteen. At age 27 she met 18-year-old Henri II. Inspiring him to conquer England she became its Queen.  > one page life summation >

Storywriter Mark Richard Beaulieu provides this site for discussion of Eleanor of Aquitaine's life story.

How to pronounce Aliénor in her tongue. 
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Opera Soprano
Courtney Huffman ReadsCourtney_Huffman.html
Announcer Bob Crowley ReadsBob_Crowley.html
Mark Richard Beaulieu listed as among the best Indie authors by the Historical Novel Society May 1, 2014http://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/eleanor-of-aquitaine-the-generation-the-eleanor-code-book-4/

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Denver, June 28, 2015, 9:15am. Author Mark R. Beaulieu spoke at the Historical Novel Society convention. With author Delaney Green in their session “The Past is ...Where?” Mark presented the rare land and ocean maps used by Eleanor of Aquitaine and Louis 7 that guided 50,000 pilgrims across Europa to Jerusalem and guided the survivors home from the fatal 2nd Crusade.

Professional Voice Actors read from The Young Life

Click to hear professional male and female readers. There is also a cameo by an English actress who shall go unnamed reading as Eleanor might.

June 14 2015 - All 4 books have been edited and reissued in print and digital form.

Outlandish Diana Gabaldon reading at HNS 2015.

Mark in troubadour cap and gown at HNS author signing.

Eleanor of Aquitaine did not know she could change world, and few guessed she ever would caught in her charisma, the way her court was. But she did change the world. She changed it in a fundamental way. In the 12th century she survived the singularity fighting through the apocalypse of the 2nd Crusade. This queen of two countries, mother of ten, held on to life, true to her strong childhood origins and exactly as she experienced the romance of the world. She wrote down her code, opened a court of romantic manners, and taught the world how to love. Why she did this is her story.


Five and six are on the way.