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Eleanor of Aquitaine. - Queen of both France (Louis VII) and England (Henry II) - Joined the second crusade dressed herself and her ladies in knights armour. - Gave birth to 10 children, 2 of which became Kings of England (Richard the Lion-Hearted/John)

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Eleanor of aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine

- Queen of both France (Louis VII) and England (Henry II)

- Joined the second crusade dressed herself and her ladies in knights armour.

- Gave birth to 10 children, 2 of which became Kings of England (Richard the Lion-Hearted/John)

- Committed treason by telling her sons to rebel against their father because Henry II did not want to share his power.

- 16 years in prison for treason

- passionate about literature

- equality between the sexes


King john

King John

- Argued with Pope Innocent III over who should appoint the archbishop of Canterbury.

- Pope put all of England under interdict(restricts group of people from participating from religious ceremonies)

- Peter’s pence: gave England to the Pope as a fief and raised taxes for people.

-hunted wherever he wanted, tore down hedges exposing fields, imprisoned barons without trial, confiscated property and tortured their relatives or kept them hostage.

- raised taxes

- hired foreign soldiers to fight his own people


Magna carta

Magna Carta

  • 1214 baron rebellion

  • Signed at Runnymede (meadow) in 1215

  • Agreement: John promised to respect the rights of English people.

  • no taxing without consent of parliament

  • no throwing into prison without a trial

  • step towards democracy

  • adapted by Canadian Law system


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