Heroines Of the Medieval World is a book written by Sharon Bennet Connolly, the author of the blog called History.. The Interesting Bits! I was really looking forward to reading and reviewing this one because I have been following Connolly’s blog and work for quite some time now. It has been a pure joy watching her blog grow into what it has become.
Constantinople is a beautiful city that was founded by Roman Emperor Constantine I in 324 CE. The city served as the capital for the Roman Empire and later the Byzantine Empire. It has faced many sieges and attacks throughout the years but managed to remain standing. The city had once been the most heavily fortified places in the world.
Eleanor of Aquitaine is a very intriguing women who not only was married to a king but two of them! She first married Louis VII of France in 1137 AD and then later King Henry II of England. In today’s post I am going to share a letter that her son King Richard I of England wrote her while being held captive during his third crusade in 1193.