Eleanor of Aquitaine Research Paper by Professor Victor Verb

Eleanor of Aquitaine
A discussion of Eleanor of Aquitaine who was described as a ruthless politician but loving mother.
# 58990 | 3,809 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on May 29, 2005 in History (British) , History (European) , History (Leaders) , Women Studies (Historical Figures)

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This paper shows how Eleanor of Aquitaine was a strong, independent, but sometimes ruthless woman who still managed to be a good mother, grandmother, and mother-in-law through it all, even though, in some instances, her family was undeserving of it. A summary of the research is provided in the conclusion.

From the Paper:

"Everyone wears a number of hats throughout their lives, sometimes as a parent or friend, other times as leader or lover. Rarely in history, though, has just one person worn so many important hats quite as well as Eleanor of Aquitaine as she pursued her personal version of success in Medieval Europe for the better part of a century. In her capacity as a savvy politician and behind-the-scenes manipulator of events, Eleanor managed to be involved in many of the important events of the 12th century. Although biographers continue to debate many fine points, they all tend to agree that Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the most powerful and fascinating personalities of feudal Europe."

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