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Our 26GGF, he built, with Queen Eleanor, the greatest European empire since Charlemagne’s. As he liked to boast. Some tolerably good sources:


I got this portrait from About.com: Medieval History; they acknowledge Cassell’s History of England - Century Edition, published c. 1902, as their public-domain source for the image.

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