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Today I will be posting about Part 4 of Eleanor The Queen, and questions 12-15 in the review at the back of the book.
King Henry, Eleanor's Husband dies, which causes Eleanor's freedom when her son Richard becomes King of England. Richards first order of business is to begin a new crusade to the holy land. She was not released until 6 July 1189, when Henry died and their son ascended the English throne as Richard I. Now queen dowager, Eleanor acted as regent while Richard went on the Third Crusade, where he was captured and held prisoner. Eleanor lived well into the reign of her youngest son, John. By the time of her death, she had outlived all her children except for King John and Queen Eleanor of Castile.
12. Eleanor said "One should never dispair." Eleanor had been through 16 years of being imprisoned, becoming almost deathly ill, and dealing with bad news such as the death of her son, but she always stayed positive by knowing that her release would come eventually, and knowing that a bad attitude would make the situations worse. She also used memories to keep her mind clear of negativity.
13. Eleanor's son Richard who is King of England appoints his mother as Regent of England. He does this because he is away in Spain preparing for his crusade, and England is going to hell in a handbasket while he is away. He selects his mother because she has a way with words, understands policy, and was previously Queen of England. She is more prepared to do the royal work of England than her son Richard is. The challenges that stand in her way will be controlling the figure heads that have taken over England in their absense.
14. For some rulers such as the King of Spain who allowed his daughter to choose who she wanted to marry believes that love has something to do with it, but most marriages were to avoid war, gain land, gain riches, and were apart of royal politics. Sometimes at birth children were promised to another country or suitor.
15. I believe that Eleanor would make a great leader as she always considered what might happen ahead of time, and thoroughly thought out her plans. She is also very knowledgeable about local, and global politics, and knowledgeable about how to get her people to love her.
⭐⭐I sincerely hope you enjoyed either reading this book, or following along with us here on Createyou86. I found this book inspiring, and enjoyed the overall story of resilience, and overcoming your fears.
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The Truth About Love & Lightning
This book is divided into 7 sections. Each week we will be discussing the newest section.
1. The Twister pg. 1-75
2. The Gift pg. 77-118
3. The Ghost pg. 119 - 194
4. Seeds pg. 195 - 233
5. Faith pg. 235 - 258
6. Choices pg. 259 - 283
7. The Truth pg. 285 - 300
The Review Questions
1-5 after section 4 "Seeds"
6-10 at the end of the book
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