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By Rachel A Koestler-Grack

As well as being queen consort of either Louis VII of France and Henry II of britain, she used to be additionally the mum of Richard I the Lion-Heart and John of britain.

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The Renaissance used to be a thrilling period for Europeans. very like these born through the Renaissance, Eleanor of Aquitaine, a girl prior to her time, driven the bounds of her position as a girl within the center a long time. 25 26 Eleanor of Aquitaine In a convey of his love for Eleanor, King Louis attempted to place down a riot in Eleanor’s favourite urban of Poitiers. King Louis and his armed knights moved quickly south with striking pace. fearless knight, no longer a terrible tyrant. especially, King Louis had to be the type of king that either Queen Eleanor and her humans may possibly admire. TRAGEDY AT VITRY 5 years later, in January 1143, King Louis back permit his rash habit get the easiest of him. This time, his determination left a sting that he may always remember. King Louis had a confrontation with one in all Queen Eleanor of France his vassals—the count number of Champagne—about who will be archbishop of the church there. The count number desired to continue the archbishop who had already been appointed by way of the church. King Louis stubbornly insisted on his personal selection. The pope needed to step in to solve the argument. In a letter, the pope informed King Louis that the present archbishop could remain. Embarrassed via the pope’s rebuke, King Louis grew to become extra obdurate than ever. ultimately, the pope used to be pressured to excommunicate King Louis, that means he misplaced his club privileges within the Catholic Church. Eleanor’s father and grandfather had either been excommunicated numerous occasions. they just selected to disregard the punishment, yet along with his non secular historical past, King Louis dealt with the location otherwise. In view of his devotion to God, excommunication used to be insufferable. He determined to take concerns into his personal fingers. King Louis blamed the count number of Champagne for all of his issues. He referred to as jointly a military of knights and invaded Champagne. His knights attacked town of Vitry and took the townspeople all of sudden. in the course of the assault, the king’s 27 28 Eleanor of Aquitaine military set fireplace to all the town’s thatched-roof homes. Townspeople dragged their in poor health and injured into the cathedral, considering not anyone may possibly damage them there. 13 hundred males, girls, and youngsters huddled in the church partitions. without notice, a burning cinder from one of many flaming homes flew into the air and landed at the roof of the church. inside of mins, the construction used to be thoroughly engulfed in flames. From a hilltop outdoor town, King Louis may perhaps see the big flames jumping into the sky. He may listen the folks trapped inside of screaming for aid. earlier than whatever should be performed to avoid wasting them, despite the fact that, the roof collapsed, killing every person inside of. The guilt was once an excessive amount of for King Louis to endure. The cries of the folk at Vitry haunted him day and evening. For days, he refused to devour or drink. He prayed continuously. inspired by means of King Louis’s exhibit of regret, the pope invited him again into the Catholic Church, yet this information did little to elevate his spirits. Even Eleanor couldn't cheer him up. PRAYERS for a kid One guy who could have been capable of hinder Queen Eleanor of France King Louis’s outrageous habit used to be his consultant, Abbot Suger.

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