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 became 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.  Click for <one page life summation >

Outlandish Diana Gabaldon reading at HNS 2015.

Eleanor of Aquitaine did not know she could change the world. No one 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. Surviving the singularity of the apocalyptic 2nd Crusade in the 12th century as the Queen of France, she became the Queen of England and mother of ten – all of whom would take the major thrones of Europe. From childhood, she experienced the romance of the world. Her court wrote down her code and opened the first court of French courtly manners. How she did this is her story; why she was compelled to do this is this story of unique character. Read about the greatest queen you never knew.


The Eleanor code - 6 Volumes in Print and Ebook

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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 maps used by Eleanor of Aquitaine and Louis 7 that guided 50,000 pilgrims in the fatal 2nd Crusade. He shows the land maps across Europa to Jerusalem and the ocean charts that guided the survivors home.

Mark Richard Beaulieu is listed among the best Indie authors in May 1, 2014 by the Historical Novel Society

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

Fontevrault 12th century Map in the 6th book - The Legacy