The tragic love story of Abelard and Heloise is the inspiration for the first kit in my "Great Love" series.
Abelard and Heloise lived in 12th century France and were highly intelligent and well educated. Unusual for a man during the Middle Ages, and certainly a rarity for a woman. Abelard was 20 years senior to Heloise and her tutor. They fell in love and had an affair which resulted in the birth of their son, Astrolabe (named for the maritime instrument). They married but Heloise's Uncle and guardian, remained obsessed and angry and acted against Abelard in a vicious attack. The lovers wrote volumes of letters to each other, many of which survive and that include beautiful prose that continues to speak to lovers today.
If you'd like to read more of their story here is a link for you (right click and open in another tab or window)
The kit includes 20 rich papers and 34 beautiful and romantic elements.