The abbey is where Eleanor of Aquitaine, her husband Henry II of England and their son Richard the Lion-heart were buried. ?She was a powerful woman who was married to Louis VII of France until she allegedly had an affair in Constantinopole during the 2nd Crusade. ?The marriage was annulled and she later married Henry Count of Anjou and Duke Of Normandy, later Henry II of England. ?She acted as regent while her son Richard went off to the 3rd Crusade. ?She was also the mother of King John of England.?
The Abbey was founded in 1101, in 1804 Napoleon transformed it into a prison.
Ref: The Tombs at Fontevraud Abbey II
Location: Fontevraud Abbey, France
Photographer: Sheila Laurens