In 1204, when Eleanor of Aquitaine died, she was interred at Fontevraud, the double monastery in which three members of her immediate family already lay buried: her husband Henry II, her daughter Jeanne of Toulouse, and her son Richard the Lionheart. Before the century was out, these three and Eleanor were joined by Isabelle of Angoulême, countess of La Marche and former wife of Eleanor’s son John; by Raymond VII of Toulouse, Eleanor’s grandson via Jeanne; and by the heart of John’s son— her grandson—Henry III. Small wonder, then, that this final resting place of so many Plantagenets has long been known as the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud.1
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