It is 900 years since Leeds Castle was founded. To celebrate this magnificent birthday they have commissioned a podcast series telling the story of the castle through the ages, and I am delighted to say that I get to talk about Eleanor's love affair with Leeds. The interview can be found here.
And I have written a short article on Eleanor and Leeds which is (finally) on the Additional Materials page (at the bottom). Suffice it to say - like many visitors since Eleanor fell madly in love with the beautiful castle at first sight. But unlike the rest of us, she had the wherewithal to get it into her own hands!