Royal Plantagenet tombs in the nave of the Abbey Church at Fontevraud Abbey, Anjou, France. These are the effigies of King Henry II of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, King Richard I of England the Lionheart and Isabella of Angouleme. The Plantagenet rulers were benefactors of the monastery. Fontevraud Abbey was founded in 1100 by Robert of Arbrissel and became a double monastery for both monks and nuns, led by an Abbess. The Order was dissolved during the French Revolution. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Royal Plantagenet tombs in the nave of the Abbey Church at Fontevraud Abbey, Anjou, France. These are the effigies of King Henry II of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, King Richard I of England the Lionheart and Isabella of Angouleme. The Plantagenet rulers were benefactors of the monastery. Fontevraud Abbey was founded in 1100 by Robert of Arbrissel and became a double monastery for both monks and nuns, led by an Abbess. The Order was dissolved during the French Revolution. Picture by Manuel...
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