You would think that the most powerful woman in medieval Europe, who was queen several times and commanded armies, would need no introduction…yet here we are.
On today’s show we’re joined by author and new co-host of the History Hit podcast Gone Medieval, Eleanor Janega, to bust some myths and learn more about this most badass medieval woman: Eleanor Aquitaine.
Did she really have an 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?
This episode was edited by Siobhan Dale. The Senior Producer was Charlotte Long.