WHAT WOULD ELEANOR OF AQUITANE WEAR?

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Eleanor of Aquitane

Hello Textbook people, I’m glad to be back, work has been crazy lately but hey, it pays my bills. Here we have Eleanor of Aquitane, basically the most bitchin’ badass woman of medieval times. Eleanor was a highly educated, strong willed and fiercely political. When she was 15, she became Queen of France and traveled to fight in the second crusade. Yup, she fought in the crusades, good for her. After the crusade, she divorced her husband and married King Henry of England and had a rather unhappy marriage. Eight kids later, the couple was estranged and Eleanor sort of ran her own show and set up a salon called “The Court of Love” where the brightest minds of the age discussed love, marriage and duty. One of her sons chose to rebel against her husband and her support found her in prison for 16 years but she was set free after Henry died. She’s also widely acknowledged to be one of the most beautiful women ever. Badass.

1. Queen of France

Coat by Celine, dress by Marc Jacobs, boots by Prada

2. I’m in the crusades, yo!

Cape by Jean Paul Gaultier, dress by Alexander McQueen, boots by Dries Van Noten

3. Oh great, I’m in prison

Coat by Vera Wang, dress by Prabal Gurung, shoes by Lanvin

my favourite historical figure :)

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