Eleanor of Aquitaine

How I got here: Eleanor of Aquitaine podcast on The History Chicks
[May 2017]

I kind of crept through this podcast over a few days, though I enjoyed learning about Eleanor. At the end, the hosts reference a film about Eleanor – The Lion in Winter (1968) starring Katharine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole – and mention it is the favorite film of President Josiah Bartlet’s character on The West Wing (one of my absolute favorite TV series of all time).

You can actually find the full film on Daily Motion here:

Eleanor spent her final years at the breathtaking Fontevraud (Europe’s largest abbey, located in the Anjou region of France), now a tourist attraction, event location, restaurant, hotel, etc. Here are their Ten Reasons to Visit (although they had me at France).

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