Eleanor of Aquitaine is a very intriguing women who not only was married to a king but two of them! She first married Louis VII of France in 1137 AD and then later King Henry II of England. In today’s post I am going to share a letter that her son King Richard I of England wrote her while being held captive during his third crusade in 1193.
The Lost Queen by Signe Pike was just the historical fiction novel my mind needed to read. The whole story is absolutely entertaining from start to finish. In today’s post I will go over my thoughts on the amazing characters, plot, and setting. I was very impressed with the amount of research and history that went into this in order bringing such a story to life.
The plague also referred to as the Black Death was a profound and formidable disease that wiped out much of Europe’s inhabitants. It decimated millions and reduced the population by almost half in just a few short years. Chaos from the disease brought unsettled times.