Eleanor of Aquitaine

The Twelfth Century Awakening and Songs of Courtly Love

The Twelfth Century Awakening and Songs of Courtly Love

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The courtly love song sung by a languishing lover to his lovely lady proclaimed that although their love was a secret, because convention required it to be, he was content to let her know she was the sole mistress of his heart.

Feisty, foxy lady

Feisty, foxy lady

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Eleanor of Aquitaine was in her time the most famous woman in the world. She grew up at the court of her troubadour father William X Duke of Aquitaine, renowned as being at the cutting edge of early 12th century culture. At 15 she married the Dauphin of France and…