Because 19th century is full of funny historical figures and writers, Jane Austen is actually the only person thinking, Chateaubriand the biggest drama queen in Europe and Goethe hides his gothic kid side.
Eleanor of Aquitaine (b.1122) , is most noted for being the most wealthiest woman of Europe during the High Middle Ages. By marrying King Louis VII of France, she became Queen Consort of France, and Louis was reportedly in love with her. Unfortunately, after bearing him two daughters, the marriage was annulled due to marital issues. She then married Henry II of England, and bore him eight children, including Richard I and John of England. She had outlived her her husband Henry, and all her children except for John of England and Eleanor, Queen of Castile. She lived well into John’s reign, passing at the age of 81/82 (d.1204).
Eleanor was also noted for “courtly love” and, known for her tremendous beauty. Not much is known of how she looked, the effigy on her tomb shows a tall and large-boned woman with brown skin, however this may not be an accurate representation.
Aiysha Hart as young Eleanor // Hiam Abbas as older Eleanor
What a beautiful day in Rome! 😆 I’m relaxing and getting over my jet lag by doing some chill art while enjoying the hot sun. 🌞❤ It’s a nice change of scenery from my rainy Vancouver lol but It’s so hot I’m melting like gelato on a sidewalk holy moly! 🍦✨ It’s so different from rainy Juneuary in Vancouver that has been nothing but rain lately. 🌧 I’m gonna take advantage of the warm weather while I can and get in plenty of sunshine! 😁 Can’t wait to see everyone at the Roma Cartoon Festival this weekend! Can’t wait to show you what other art I have for ya 💖