I'm happy to announce a new edition of Eleanor, Crown Jewel of Aquitaine, France 1137 ! Originally published with Scholastic's Royal Diaries series, it's now available in paperback and on Kindle!
This beautiful crystal vase [PHOTO: right] was a gift from Eleanor to Louis VII when they married in 1137, making her queen of France at the age of 15. I took this photo at the Louvre in Paris, when researching her fascinating story with my boys and my mom. It is said to be the last remaining artifact having belonged to the royal couple.