Chretien de Troyes
Chretien de Troyes (l. c. 1130-1190 CE) was the greatest romantic...
Courtly Love (Amour Courtois) refers to an innovative literary...
Henry II of England
Henry II of England ruled from 1154 to 1189 CE. He gained...
Marie de France
Marie de France (wrote c. 1160-1215 CE) was a multilingual poet...
Medieval literature is defined broadly as any work written in Latin...
Richard I of England
Richard I of England, also known as Richard the Lionheart (Cœur...
Twelve Famous Women of the Middle Ages
Women in the Middle Ages were frequently characterized as second-class...
Women in the Middle Ages
The lives of women in the Middle Ages were determined by the Church...
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Effigy of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Fontevraud Abbey, France. Eleanor...
Fontevraud Abbey, France
A panoramic view of Fontevraud Abbey near Chinon, France. The abbey...
Royal Hunt Fresco, Chapelle Sainte-Radegonde
A fresco from the Chapelle Sainte-Radegonde, thought to depict...
Tomb of Henry II of England & Eleanor of Aquitane
Effigies of Henry II of England (r. 1154 - 1189 CE) and his wife...