Eleanor of Aquitaine is a name forever etched in to history. One of the most powerful women of the entire Middle Ages, she was also the continent’s most eligible heiress. The antithesis of a shrinking violet, open up our cover feature and discover why she was likened to a mythical Amazonian warrior queen and read about her life in England after the disastrous Second Crusade.
Also in All About History issue 35
The last days of Pompeii: Inside Ancient Rome’s greatest disaster
Victorian medicine: The deadly diseases and even deadlier remedies
Lad’s Army: Britain’s Home Guard that was armed, dangerous and ready to kill
The real Mad Men: Advertising’s Golden Age
The Battle of Verdun: WWI’s longest clash, 100 years on