As you might have surmised by now given my posts here, on Twitter, and Facebook, I am in the process of writing a book about Eleanor of Aquitaine. I am supremely excited about this, because Eleanor is quite possibly my numero uno when it comes to favorite historical figures. I mean, come on, I named my daughter after her (Boudicca would've been a second choice, perhaps). I had a decent collection of non-fiction books regarding the original Eleanor started for my own little queen, but have now added multiple volumes as I read and research. So, as I will be immersed in the 12th century for the foreseeable future, I present my first of many First Lines about one of the most bad-ass women in history: Eleanor, Queen of England, Duchess of Aquitaine.
"When Eleanor of Aquitaine died in 1204 her long career had been the most colorful and the stormiest of any English queen consort before or since."
Ain't that the truth!
After dropping me a line, check out what my fellow First Liners have for you this week.
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