She led armies several times in her life and was a leader of the Second Crusade.
As Queen of France, she participated in the unsuccessful Second Crusade.
Soon afterwards, Eleanor sought an annulment of her marriage, The marriage was annulled on 11 March 1152 on the grounds of consanguinity within the fourth degree.
Their daughters were declared legitimate and custody was awarded to Louis, while Eleanor's lands were restored to her.
She inherited the Duchy of Aquitaine from her father, William X, in 1137 and, by successive marriages, became Queen of France (1137–1152) and then of England (1154–1189).
She was patron of literary figures such as Wace, Benoît de Sainte-Maure, and Bernart de Ventadorn.