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Weddings & Divorces in History on May 18

Weddings in History


The Most Expensive Divorce in HistoryThe Most Expensive Divorce in History

1152 Eleanor of Aquitaine marries Henri of Anjou, handing the future King Henry II of England most of France, allowing future kings of England to claim France for centuries thereafter

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An artist's impression of what Eleanor could have looked like
An artist's impression of what Eleanor could have looked like
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LoveWedding of Interest

1514 Francis, Duke of Valois, later Francis I marries Claude, Duchess of Brittany


Divorces in History

  • 1989 Lisa Strawberry files for divorce from Darryl