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  1. The Lion in Winter The Public Good in Private Lives

  2. Question… What does the Lion in Winter suggest about the following in the medieval aristocratic culture of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries?

  3. Marriage Annulment Government Sex Alliances Diplomacy Religion War Families Women Power Age Land Feudalism

  4. How do some of these themes intersect in the Lion in Winter? Do these ideas correspond to the reality of the Middle Ages as you know it?

  5. The hair, once reddish, now turning to grey, of middle height, round-headed, his eyes brilliant as lightning when rouses, his face lion-like, surmounted by a fine mane, his deep chest, strong arms and bow legs. Peter of Blois (1135-1211)

  6. Genealogy of Henry II

  7. Thomas Becket (can 1120-1170)

  8. Legal Reforms

  9. Henry’s Empire

  10. Henry and Eleanor

  11. Eleanor of Aquitaine (ca 1122-1204)

  12. First Marriage

  13. Medieval Consanguinity Table to Seven Degrees

  14. Henry and Eleanor’s Children

  15. Richard I (1189-1199) Worst King Ever?

  16. John of England (199-1216)

  17. John Lackland…

  18. Geoffrey, Duke of Brittany

  19. Philip II of France (r 1180-1223)

  20. France at the end of Philip’s Rule