Which king was married to Eleanor of Aquitaine?Asked on: Sep 15, 2023 06:13 AM
Alright, let's dive into a bit of history. Eleanor of Aquitaine, quite the catch in her time, was married to not just one, but two kings! Now that's what I call royal charm. Her first husband was Louis VII of France. They tied the knot when Eleanor was just 15 years old and Louis was 17. This marriage, however, didn't exactly have a fairy tale ending. Due to a variety of reasons including their inability to produce a male heir (they had two daughters though), they got their marriage annulled.
Not one to sit around and mope, Eleanor then got hitched to Henry II of England in 1152. Now this marriage really spiced things up! Together they had eight children, including Richard the Lionheart and King John (yes, the one from Robin Hood). Despite their productive union in terms of offspring, their relationship wasn't all roses either with power struggles and rebellions.
So there you have it! Eleanor of Aquitaine was married to Louis VII of France and Henry II of England. She definitely didn't let the grass grow under her feet!Reference: Britannica - Eleanor of Aquitaine