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    The Three Crusades

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    The Three Crusades There were three Crusades and they all took different routes from western Europe to Palestine. THE FIRST CRUSADE - The first crusade began in A.D. 1095. Pope Urban II mounted a platform outside the church at Clermont, France. The crowd shouted “Deus vult!” in response to the pope’s plea. Knights and peasants alike vowed to join the expedition to the Holy Land. For knights, the Crusade was a welcome chance to employ their fighting skills. For peasants, the Crusade meant freedom

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    Eleanor of Aquitaine

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    population, it is important to understand and know that group; to know its weaknesses and strengths. Another important role of power is having connections. A person mus... ... middle of paper ... ...he revolt failed. Eleanor was then captured in France and brought back to England. Henry died and Richard took his place as King of England. One of the first things he did as king was remove his mother from exile. However, even during exile, Eleanor continued to be active in politics. Richard then

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    Eleanor of Aquitaine

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    Poiters, France, where she was always surrounded by poets, artists, and other educated peoples . Numerous suitors attempted to woo her . Her childhood was rich and full of exquisite fortunes . However, all lives must eventually come to an end. In 1204 she died at the age of eighty-two, which was an extraordinary age at the time . Her corpse may still be in Fontervrault Abbey, her cherished rest and recuperation abode . Eleanor’s first taste of great power was as the Queen of France. At the youthful

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    Eleanor Of Aquitaine

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    into the continent today. She had been born into wealth, and it had never left her side. Eleanor had been married to King Louis VII of France, which was when she had received her first taste of great powers. However, after several years of debilitating problems, the marriage had obviously come to its end. Eleanor had requested an annulment from the church so that she and Louis VII would still remain r...

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    Eleanor of Aquitaine

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    sing to women of high station (Consort). These happy times however, were short lived when at the age of five, Eleanorís father died (Troubadour). On his deathbed, her father requested that she be given to Louis VI in order to wed one of his sons (Dahmus 181). This was done, and Eleanor and Louis VII were wed in the summer of 1137. Although this seemed to be... ... middle of paper ... ...to wield power while obeying her husbandís commands. Few men or women in history were able to better utilize

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    King Philip II Augustus of France wasn’t by any means a physically strong individual, but his strengths lay in his grasp of both political and military strategy. He was almost constantly involved in wars from 1180 to 1215. He was fighting his vassals, other kings, both of them together, it didn’t matter; Philip would use political treachery and military tactics to defeat his opponents. When one looks at Philip’s life they notice almost instantly that Philip was constantly fighting someone from the

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    Eleanor of Aquitaine

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    Eleanor of Aquitaine In an age when men were considered to be superior to women, Eleanor of Aquitaine proved that conclusion wrong by becoming one the greatest queens ever known in history, first as the Queen of France and later as the Queen of England. But many queens during the medieval ages were not able to accomplish what Eleanor did in her lifetime. How did Eleanor become such a powerful queen during the period in which she lived. Eleanor was the eldest of three offspring of William X

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    Biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine

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    up. Being the most powerful woman of the 12th century was something to be proud of (Pernound). Eleanor didn’t have much of a family growing up. The beginning of Eleanor’s life wasn’t similar to those of her time period. Eleanor was born in southern France in 1122 (“Eleanor”). She was the daughter of William X, Duke of Aquitaine, and Aneor of Chatellerault (eHistory). Eleanor had two siblings. Her sister’s name was Petronilla and, her brother’s name was William Aigret (Wills). Eleanor was the oldest

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    women alive. She was crowned the queen of France on December 25, 1137, just fifteen years old. She was married to King Louis VII. Eleanor was said to have been very energetic and had a passion for hunting and poetry. She participated in the Second Crusade; she and 300 ladies and female servants dressed in armor and carried lances, despite not having done any fighting. She and Louis argued over how to fight the Crusade and Eleanor announced that she and Louis’ marriage was not valid in God’s eyes due

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    Personal Reaction Paper

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    Personal Reaction Questions Destiny Destiny… some people believe in it, some don’t, and some try to foretell future. A lot of people recon that future is written and nothing they do can alter it. I don’t think it’s that simple. If everything in this life was predetermined by some supernatural powers why do we always get a choice? The choice is not always easy or obvious but it is always there: from the early childhood we chose who we want to be, who we want to hang out with, what we like to do or

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