Eleanor of Aquitaine 1122 – 1204

Eleanor was born in 1122 and died 1st April 1204. She was the daughter of William X, Duke of Aquitaine and Aenor de Chatellerault. Her first husband was Louis VII of France. They had two daughters before Louis annulled the marriage in 1152. Her second husband was Henry Plantagenet who became King of England in … Read more

King Henry II 1133 – 1189

Henry was born 5th March 1133 and died 6th July 1189. He was the son of Matilda and Geoffrey of Anjou and the grandson of Henry I. He inherited Anjou, Maine, Touraine and Normandy when his father died. Henry married Eleanor of  Aquitaine who was divorced from the French king. After the death of his … Read more

Geoffrey Plantagenet 1113 – 1151

Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, was the son of Fulk V of Anjou and Ermengarde, Countess of Maine. He was the second husband of the daughter of Henry I of England, Empress Matilda. The name Plantagenet was coined because he generally wore a sprig of broom (planta genista) on his hat. He was the father … Read more