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  • Title: The Birth and Childhood of King John: Some Revisions
  • Source: Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady.  Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and John Carmi ParsonsThe New Middle Ages.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.  Pages 159 - 175.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Children Education Eleanor of Aquitaine, Wife of Louis VII of France and Henry II of England Fontevrault- l'Abbaye, Maine-et-Loire, France- Abbey, Double House Founded by Robert d'Arbrissel John, King of England Kings Mothers Queens
  • Geographic Area: British Isles;France
  • Century: 12
  • Related Resources: Andrew Lewis in Chapter 7 "The Birth and Childhood of King John: Some Revisions," sets out to rewrite some of the chronology regarding EA and finds that she was born in 1124 (two years later than historians have assumed) and thus had her last child in 116
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  • Abstract: This reexamination of the record of John's early years, and of his place in the family group, tends to confirm the view already advanced by some scholars that Eleanor spent considerably less time with him than she had spent with his older brothers. [Reprinted with permission of Palgrave Macmillan.]
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312295820
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