DSCN2109Now under the protection of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Marie moves from the court of Angers to Poitiers, telling her stories about King Arthur and Camelot, and gaining renown throughout the medieval world. Far left: Shield of Marie de France in Angers Castle – but it’s the wrong date for ‘my’ Marie!DSCN2135DSCN2143 Below: castle walls and formal garden outside Angers Castle. Bottom: in Poitiers, a sign commemorating ‘Alienor’. This castle was the queen’s favourite, and where she supposedly established her ‘Court of Love.’DSCN2267

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