Eleanor of Aquitaine: Debunking the Myths

‎Gone Medieval

On this special edition of Gone Medieval, Dr. Eleanor Janega pays a visit to our sister podcast Betwixt the Sheets to be the guest of its presenter Dr. Kate Lister.

Eleanor of Aquitaine – probably the most powerful and wealthy woman in medieval Europe – needs little introduction to Gone Medieval listeners. But how true is what we know about her? Rumours abounded in her own time, and to this day, about Eleanor’s private life. Did she really have a love affair with her own uncle? What was her relationship with her cousin? And how did medieval society take to such a powerful and influential woman?

***WARNING: This podcast contains strong language and graphic descriptions.***

The original episode of Betwixt the Sheets was edited by Siobhan Dale and produced by Charlotte Long.

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