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.
I want to dive into the very last moments of Queen Mary of Scots and share the very last letter she ever wrote. Mary was executed in England on February 8th, 1587 at Fotheringhay Castle. In Mary’s final hours she decides to pen a letter to King Henry III of France. Henry is Mary’s brother-in-law through her first marriage to King Francis II.
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.