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Prologue to Eleanor of Aquitaine – The Young Life


Eleanor of Aquitaine did not know she could change the world. Few caught in her charms could ever guess; her enemies would never believe; but she and her kin-court would travel the world and transform it in a fundamental way; only after great catastrophe.

In the twelfth century of the Christian era, when prosperous Aquitaine governed the western region of the Franks, Eleanor was conceived in medieval times, not knowing these were medieval times; but no person knows into which era they will come to live.

First born into being, troubadours set words to meter while a trove of children twirled through a forest of whirls into bony-kneed youth. The little nobs called themselves rad; in their time known as hrad: a hasty eager elated soul, always ready and quick, as had been its meaning five hundred years prior to her birth. Playing the tongue of the times, hrads were hreds, for the most hrad had tinges of red hair or the whole flame itself. The citizens of Poitiers, the capitol of the region, hailed the lot ‘girls,’ including the male. Aquitaines knew that up to the count of years on two hands plus two fingers, a typical female is taller, stronger, and smarter in play. ‘Boy’ was a title the male earned later on; you’ll see. This was the time of troubadours, personal music, when water mills drove automatic machines. Rivers, the power of all things, propelled Aquitaine forward bringing Europa’s first light renaissance.

In the sky blue age we were all one pink race. From the milky billow we unborn angels descended bloody wild – curious and ready to play. Climbing the birdsong trees, we surveyed silvery childhood, unaware how much was brought to luster by mothers and fathers; our parents afforded that we, their little ones, enjoy at least briefly, more freedom than they ever had.

Living in such a domain in the year 1130, Amira, a hrad of eight-springs, experienced a day of liberty the same day her father lost his; a day by the waterwheel, the day she broke open the rock and found the fire, the day Amira discovered Spark.




The Young Life Begins

Eleanor of Aquitaine did not know she could change the world. No one guessed she ever would caught in her charisma, the way her court was. But she did change the world. She changed it in a fundamental way. She survived the singularity of the apocalypse of the disastrous 2nd Crusade. In the 12th century she became a queen of two countries, mother of ten. She held on to childhood origins exactly as she experienced the romance of the world. She opened an academy of Aquitaine manners, and wrote down her code. By teaching her children she taught the world how to love.

In this vibrant series Eleanor of Aquitaine takes you across Europe to the Middle East, sails the Mediterranean as she matures her French, and then her English court. Her 12th century friends include trobars, mediciners, logicians, kings, archbishops, Catharic priests, chevaliers, and modistes. Six novels bring forward a deep look at this woman, what made her tick, what made her love, what made her the most powerful woman of her time. She forges the Eleanor Code to become the greatest queen you never knew.

Mark Richard Beaulieu's Eleanor of Aquitaine-The Young Life. The first book in the series
Mark Richard Beaulieu’s Eleanor of Aquitaine-The Young Life. The first book in the series The Eleanor Code.