Probably everyone has seen drama about palace battle, which is a royal family that really has a "throne to inherit." hard, you can only give birth to daughters or not have children.
Inheriting this consciousness, does not distinguish between East and West and regardless of race, which seems to be a commonality of people and even biological world. The balance of responsibility for inheritance seems to always be tilted towards women. From ancient times to present day, there have been endless cases of women being abandoned because they could not give birth to sons.
There is a woman who is quite legendary, and that is Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, France in Middle Ages. Eleanor had two marriages in her life and was also designated heiress of Aquitaine.
It seems that identity of heiress added to tragedy of Eleanor's marriage, despite fact that she was one of richest and most powerful women in medieval France.
Perhaps from moment her father, Duke William X, died suddenly and entrusted his daughter to Louis VI, this girl, burdened with a heavy burden, began her life full of ups and downs.Marriage in haste
Aquitaine at that time was richest region of France. How could Louis VI, then King of France, let such an easy prey go? No wonder Eleanor became future daughter-in-law of French royal family at time, and was hastily married and walked in door.
This means that all of Aquitaine has been placed under French rule. Eleanor has no choice. Perhaps she understood perfectly well at that time that her father's dying order was only to exchange his daughter for Aquitaine. Tantanus was annexed, so that by oral will inheritance was given to Eleanor.
The exact date of Eleanor's birth and death cannot be confirmed, but according to available information, Eleanor was about twelve or thirteen years old at time. They organized wedding of two, and in same year Prince Louis ascended throne. .
This is Eleanor's first marriage, a marriage of ignorance and ignorance of a girl, with a mission and responsibility, and relative independence of Aquitaine in exchange for Eleanor's efforts.
Eleanor's marriage was by contract of nature and Aquitaine remained independent of France until Eleanor's eldest son became King of France, before he could become next Duke of Aquitaine. It is a pity that this little prince, on whom great hopes were placed, did not come into world as promised.Destined to be tragedy, not redemption
Louis VII systematically prepared himself to be ruling machine from childhood. Since he lived in a monastery for a long time and was instilled with Christian faith, he was very indifferent to love, and he could even be called an ascetic.
Because of this, marriage of two people only existed in name, as if it was also a reproductive machine under shroud of royalty, and it became couple's task to reproduce heirs. Eleanor finally became pregnant and in first year of this marriage gave birth to their eldest daughter, Princess Mary.
Eleanor was a passionate and romantic woman, while Louis VII was cold and indifferent. As Eleanor grows older, she becomes more and more feminine, and, of course, she has her own inner desire for love and marriage.
Later, scandals arose more than once about this amorous Cleopatra, authenticity of which is unknown, but it is true that after Eleanor gave birth to a second daughter, Louis VII could not bear humiliation of dignity.
Thinking that Eleanor is passionate and unruly, spreading scandals will damage reputation of royal family and unable to have a royal heir, she announces annulment of their marriage.
However, Eleanor is not an innocent, bitter woman who has lost her husband and lives on street, nor is she a poor woman who has nothing after her divorce. She is still a grand duke with more than ten thousand people, with a large territory and untold wealth, her objective worth is still on surface, and she is still not worried about getting married.Rumored to be hero of a sudden marriage
Eleanor's sudden marriage to one of rumored male protagonists, Henry II, Duke of Normandy, at which point Eleanor's legendary life reached its climax, and she would soon become Queen of Britain and France duet. countries.
At this time, Louis VII must have regretted that he had lost not only a beautiful queen, but also a large piece of fertile and rich territory ceded to Britain. How could Louis VII, humiliated one by one, Swallow?.. This tone soon marked beginning of Anglo-French War.
However, combined strength of two newlyweds should not be underestimated. The resources in hands of both were fully pooled and Louis VII was quickly defeated. This jealousy was also ruthlessly suppressed. And in first In year of Eleanor's remarriage, she gave birth to first little prince belonging to United Kingdom, Prince William.
In next few years, Eleanor may have enjoyed nourishment of love, and gave birth to three daughters and four sons one by one. Five sons were born, enough to give Louis VII a slap in face.
The King of England died, Henry II ascended throne, Eleanor regained throne of Queen, and couple set off on path of war. During this time, Louis VII's loss of his beloved wife and territory has become a recognized joke, but Eleanor and Henry II are proud of their spring breeze, and their territory and wealth are rapidly accumulating.Love is always a consumable item, and two tigers cannot fit on one mountain.
Nothing compares to indifference and incompetence of Louis VII, Henry II has been at war for many years, so he is naturally stronger, and Eleanor is also insightful and capable enough. Both are excellent rulers, but it is difficult to become most compatible couple. Over time, relationship between them is no longer same as before.
Henry II also began to seek pleasures outside of marriage. As a strong woman, Eleanor was unacceptable. When four sons returned to Aquitaine, Henry II also led a depraved life.
But good times don't last long, and having too many sons is also a concern. Several sons of Henry II began path to seizing power. Eleanor also watched excitement and did not think it mattered much. She called on several sons to seize power for Henry II, but was defeated by Henry II and imprisoned Ellie.
This period of hard imprisonment lasted fifteen years. Why is it said that Eleanor is a woman of legend. After being released from imprisonment by her son, she is still in good spirits at age of seventy, helping her son in political life. affairs, leaving behind a large territory and untold wealth. The important thing is that Aquitaine remained independent.Postscript
Emotionally, Eleanor dares to love and hate and dares to openly defy public order and good customs; in politics she is shrewd and able, and will be strong all her life. Eleanor reached heights unattainable for others in this life, and finally withered at age of 83 years.
Eleanor is a passionate person, but I don't know if she really loved anyone. Perhaps everything she did was for sake of dying wish of her neighbors, for independence of Aquitaine and for inviolability of territory of thousands of people under her protection. and with enthusiasm!