Avalon (real name Diana) is about the only known royalty fan from Armenia, with a tendency to bore her friends to death with history and royalty lectures. She is also a passionate Harry Potter, Alan Rickman, football, horse-riding, chocolate, ice-cream and UK fan.
Throughout history from the Norman Conquest to the late 17th century, France rather than Germany was the focus of English foreign policy. In order to avoid wars and cement alliances, albeit temporary, many marriages were contracted between English and French royalty during that time. This article chronicles the experiences and fates of the French princesses who married into the English royal family, from Eleanor of Aquitaine in 1152 to Henrietta Maria of France in 1625.