women history meme → queens [1/5]
↳ Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen Consort of France and England
“When Eleanor of Aquitaine died in 1204, her career had been the most colourful and the stormiest of any queen consort before or since. […] In her day the greatest heiress in Europe, she became in turn queen of France and queen of England, and among her sons were Richard the Lion-heart and king John. It is not a vulgar exaggeration to call her the sex symbol of her age, for she was as beautiful as she was regal, and universally admired. Splendid in person, in rank and fortune, and in adventures.” – D. Seward, The Mother Queen of the Middle Ages.