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Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1152

Famous Weddings


The Most Expensive Divorce in HistoryThe Most Expensive Divorce in History

May 18 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

Famous Divorces


The Most Expensive Divorce in HistoryThe Most Expensive Divorce in History

Mar 21 In one of the most expensive divorces in history, French King Louis VII is granted an annulment from Eleanor of Aquitaine on the grounds of consanguinity (being from the same kinship as another person)
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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