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Eleanor of England

Female 1161 - 1214  (53 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Eleanor of England was born in 1161 (daughter of Henry II, King of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen Consort of France; Queen Consort of England); died on 21 Sep 1214; was buried in Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile, Spain.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 13 Oct 1162, Domfront, Normandy, France
    • Alternate death: 25 Oct 1214, Burgos, Castile, Spain

    Notes:

    Also called Leonor.

    "Of all Eleanor of Aquitaine's daughters, her namesake was the only one who was enabled, by political circumstances, to wield the kind of influence her mother had exercised. In her own marriage treaty, and in the first marriage treaty for her daughter Berengaria, Eleanor was given direct control of many lands, towns, and castles throughout the kingdom. She was almost as powerful as Alfonso, who specified in his will in 1204 that she was to rule alongside their son in the event of his death, including taking responsibility for paying his debts and executing his will. It was she who persuaded him to marry their daughter Berengaria to Alfonso IX of León. Troubadours and sages were regularly present in Alfonso VIII's court due to Eleanor's patronage." [Wikipedia]

    Eleanor married Alfonso VIII, King of Castile, Toledo, and Extramadura in Sep 1170 in Burgos, Castile, Spain. Alfonso (son of Sancho III, King of Nájera, Castile, and Toledo and Blanche of Navarre, Queen of Castile) was born on 11 Nov 1155 in Soría, Castile, Spain; died on 22 Sep 1214; was buried in Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile, Spain. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Berenguela I of Castile, Queen Of Castile & Toledo was born in 1171; died on 8 Nov 1244; was buried in Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile, Spain.
    2. Urraca of Castile was born between 1186 and 1187; died on 3 Nov 1220 in Coimbra, Portugal.
    3. Blanche of Castile, Queen Consort of France was born before 4 Mar 1188 in Palencia, Castile, Spain; died in 1252 in Melun, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France; was buried in Maubuisson Abbey near Pontoise, near Paris, France.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Henry II, King of England was born on 4 Mar 1133 in Le Mans, Sarthe, Pays-de-la-Loire, France (son of Geoffrey V of Anjou and Maud "The Empress"); died on 6 Jul 1189 in Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France; was buried in Fontévrault Abbey, near Chinon, Anjou, France.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 5 Mar 1133, Le Mans, Sarthe, Pays-de-la-Loire, France

    Notes:

    Also called Henry Fitz Empress; Henry Fitz Geoffrey.

    Henry married Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen Consort of France; Queen Consort of England on 18 May 1152 in Bordeaux Cathedral, Bordeaux, Gironde, France. Eleanor (daughter of William X of Aquitaine and Aénor de Châtellerault) was born in 1122; died in 1204; was buried in Fontévrault Abbey, near Chinon, Anjou, France. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen Consort of France; Queen Consort of England was born in 1122 (daughter of William X of Aquitaine and Aénor de Châtellerault); died in 1204; was buried in Fontévrault Abbey, near Chinon, Anjou, France.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1124
    • Alternate death: 31 Mar 1204, Poitiers, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France
    • Alternate death: 1 Apr 1204

    Notes:

    Also called Alienor, Helienordis. Duchess of Aquitaine.

    Children:
    1. Henry the Young King, Titular King of England was born on 28 Feb 1155; died on 11 Jun 1183 in Castle of Martel, Lot, France.
    2. Matilda of England was born in 1156 in London, England; died on 28 Jun 1189.
    3. Richard I, King of England was born on 8 Sep 1157 in Beaumont Palace, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England; died on 6 Apr 1199 in Châlus, Aquitaine, France; was buried in Fontévrault Abbey, near Chinon, Anjou, France.
    4. 1. Eleanor of England was born in 1161; died on 21 Sep 1214; was buried in Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile, Spain.
    5. John, King of England was born about 27 Dec 1166 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England; died on 19 Oct 1216 in Newark Castle, Newark, Nottinghamshire, England; was buried in Worcester Cathedral, Worcestershire, England.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Geoffrey V of Anjou was born on 24 Aug 1113 (son of Fulk V, King of Jerusalem and Eremburge de la Flèche); died on 7 Sep 1151 in Château-du-Loire, Pays-de-la-Loire, France; was buried in Le Mans Cathedral, Le Mans, Sarthe, Pays-de-la-Loire, France.

    Notes:

    Count of Anjou.

    Also called Geoffrey Plantagenet; Geoffrey "le Bel".

    Royal Ancestry, Wikipedia, and most notably the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography all say he married the Empress Matilda in Le Mans. The Henry Project says the wedding took place in Worcester, citing L. C. Bethemann, ed., Roberti de Monte Chronica (a continuation by Robert de Torigni of the chronicle of Sigebert de Gembloux).

    Geoffrey married Maud "The Empress" on 22 May 1128 in Le Mans Cathedral, Le Mans, Sarthe, Pays-de-la-Loire, France. Maud (daughter of Henry I, King of England and Matilda of Scotland, Queen Consort of England) was born about 8 Feb 1102 in London, England; died on 10 Sep 1167 in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France; was buried in Abbey of Bec, Eure, Normandy, France. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Maud "The Empress" was born about 8 Feb 1102 in London, England (daughter of Henry I, King of England and Matilda of Scotland, Queen Consort of England); died on 10 Sep 1167 in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France; was buried in Abbey of Bec, Eure, Normandy, France.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1104

    Children:
    1. 2. Henry II, King of England was born on 4 Mar 1133 in Le Mans, Sarthe, Pays-de-la-Loire, France; died on 6 Jul 1189 in Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France; was buried in Fontévrault Abbey, near Chinon, Anjou, France.

  3. 6.  William X of Aquitaine was born in 1099 (son of William IX of Aquitaine and Philippa of Toulouse); died on 26 Mar 1136 in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 28 Mar 1136, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain
    • Alternate death: 9 Apr 1137

    Notes:

    Called "The Saint." Duke of Aquitaine. Also, as William VIII, Count of Poitou. Also Duke of Gascony.

    William married Aénor de Châtellerault in 1121. Aénor (daughter of Aimery I and Dangereuse) died after 3 Mar 1130. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Aénor de Châtellerault (daughter of Aimery I and Dangereuse); died after 3 Mar 1130.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft Mar 1130

    Notes:

    Also called Eleanor; Aénor de Rochefoucauld.

    Children:
    1. 3. Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen Consort of France; Queen Consort of England was born in 1122; died in 1204; was buried in Fontévrault Abbey, near Chinon, Anjou, France.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Fulk V, King of Jerusalem was born between 1089-1092 (son of Fulk IV "Le Rechin" and Bertrade de Montfort); died in 1142; was buried in Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1092
    • Alternate death: 13 Nov 1143, Acre, Palestine
    • Alternate death: 10 Nov 1144, Jerusalem

    Notes:

    Count of Anjou 1109-1129; Count of Maine (jure uxoris) 1110-1129.

    Fulk married Eremburge de la Flèche in 1110. Eremburge (daughter of Helie de la Flèche and Matilde de Chateau-du-Loir) died in 1126. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Eremburge de la Flèche (daughter of Helie de la Flèche and Matilde de Chateau-du-Loir); died in 1126.

    Notes:

    Also called Ermengarde of Maine.

    Children:
    1. Sibyl of Anjou was born in 1112; died in 1165.
    2. 4. Geoffrey V of Anjou was born on 24 Aug 1113; died on 7 Sep 1151 in Château-du-Loire, Pays-de-la-Loire, France; was buried in Le Mans Cathedral, Le Mans, Sarthe, Pays-de-la-Loire, France.

  3. 10.  Henry I, King of England was born in 1068 (son of William I, King of England and Matilda of Flanders, Queen Consort of England); died on 1 Dec 1135 in Lyon-la-Forêt, near Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France; was buried in Reading Abbey, Berkshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Between May and Sep 1068, Selby, Yorkshire, England
    • Alternate birth: Between Feb and May 1069, Selby, Yorkshire, England
    • Alternate birth: 1068-1069
    • Alternate birth: 1068-1069

    Notes:

    Called "Beauclerc" by later historians, but not during his lifetime.

    Died after eating lampreys, which had been forbidden to him by his physician. Body buried at Reading Abbey, England. Entrails buried at Port-du-Salut Abbey, France. The Middle Ages: weird.

    Henry married Matilda of Scotland, Queen Consort of England on 11 Nov 1100. Matilda (daughter of Malcolm III Canmore, King of Scotland (Alba) and St. Margaret of Scotland) was born in 1079; died on 1 May 1118 in Westminster, Middlesex, England; was buried in St. Peter's, Westminster, Middlesex, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Matilda of Scotland, Queen Consort of England was born in 1079 (daughter of Malcolm III Canmore, King of Scotland (Alba) and St. Margaret of Scotland); died on 1 May 1118 in Westminster, Middlesex, England; was buried in St. Peter's, Westminster, Middlesex, England.

    Notes:

    "Although she is usually called Matilda, she was born with the name Eadgyth (Edith), as Orderic Vitalis notes." [The Henry Project]

    From the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:

    Reared at Romsey Abbey in Hampshire but never having taken religious vows, Matilda was the orphaned daughter of Malcolm III (Canmore), king of Scots (d. 1093), and his celebrated queen, the saintly Margaret (d. 1093), and, through Margaret, a direct descendant of Edmund Ironside and the West Saxon kings. Matilda's marriage to Henry would thus have pleased both Scots and Anglo-Saxons. More importantly, however, it reinforced Henry's claim to the throne by providing his children with a direct hereditary link to the old English royal line. The blood of both Alfred and William the Conqueror would flow through them. By an odd chain of circumstances, Matilda was also the god-daughter of Henry's brother, Duke Robert Curthose. [...]

    She became a widely admired queen, presiding competently as regent over England during Henry's frequent sojourns in Normandy and, through her patronage, making the English royal court a centre for writers and musicians. She commissioned the writing of a history of England by the monks of Malmesbury Abbey, for example, and thus became a benefactor of the great historian William of Malmesbury. She may also have given her patronage to the unknown writer who produced the first major poem to be written in Anglo-Norman French, the Voyage of St Brendan. Moreover, as a spiritual disciple of Anselm, Matilda used her close relationships with both the archbishop and her royal husband to intervene with some effect in the complex negotiations over lay investiture. The impression conveyed by her letters is that while her love of Anselm was deep and genuine, it was exceeded by her devotion to her husband and his policies.

    Children:
    1. 5. Maud "The Empress" was born about 8 Feb 1102 in London, England; died on 10 Sep 1167 in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France; was buried in Abbey of Bec, Eure, Normandy, France.

  5. 12.  William IX of Aquitaine was born on 22 Oct 1071 (son of Guy-Geoffrey of Poitou and Hildegarde of Burgundy); died on 10 Feb 1126.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 10 Feb 1127

    Notes:

    Also called Guilhèm de Peitieus; Guillaume de Poitiers. Duke of Aquitaine; also, as William VII, Count of Poitou. A leader of the Crusade of 1101, he is much more famous as the first troubador poet whose work has survived.

    "Ab la dolcher del temps novel"
    By William IX, Duke of Aquitaine

    Out of the sweetness of the spring,
    The branches leaf, the small birds sing,
    Each one chanting in its own speech,
    Forming the verse of its new song,
    Then is it good a man should reach
    For that for which he most does long.

    From finest sweetest place I see
    No messenger, no word for me,
    So my heart can't laugh or rest,
    And I don't dare try my hand,
    Until I know, and can attest,
    That all things are as I demand.

    This love of ours it seems to be
    Like a twig on a hawthorn tree
    That on the tree trembles there
    All night, in rain and frost it grieves,
    Till morning, when the rays appear
    Among the branches and the leaves.

    So the memory of that dawn to me
    When we ended our hostility,
    And a most precious gift she gave,
    Her loving friendship and her ring:
    Let me live long enough, I pray,
    Beneath her cloak my hand to bring.

    I've no fear that tongues too free
    Might part me from Sweet Company,
    I know with words how they can stray
    In gossip, yet that's a fact of life:
    No matter if others boast of love,
    We have the loaf, we have the knife!

    Translated by A. S. Kline. © 2009; All Rights Reserved. This work may be freely reproduced, stored, and transmitted, electronically or otherwise, for any non-commercial purpose.

    "For any of the later Provençals, i.e., the high-brows, we have to...'put ourselves into the Twelfth Century' etc. Guillaume, writing a century earlier, is just as much of our age as of his own."
    [Ezra Pound, The Spirit of Romance]

    And Poictiers, you know, Guillaume Poictiers,
    had brought the song up out of Spain
    with the singers and viels...
    [Ezra Pound, Canto VIII]

    William married Philippa of Toulouse in 1094. Philippa (daughter of William IV of Toulouse and Emma of Mortain) died on 28 Nov 1117. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Philippa of Toulouse (daughter of William IV of Toulouse and Emma of Mortain); died on 28 Nov 1117.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 28 Nov 1118, Fontévrault Abbey, near Chinon, Anjou, France

    Notes:

    Also called Mathilda; Maud. Regent of Toulouse.

    Ancestral Roots and other sources to the contrary, she was probably never married to Sancho V Ramirez (1043-94), king of Aragon. Wikipedia's article on Philippa of Toulouse cites two sources to this effect:

    "Szabolcs de Vajay, 'Ramire II le Moine, roi d'Aragon et Agnes de Poitou dans l'histoire et la légende', in Me?langes offerts a? Rene? Crozet, 2 vol, Poitiers, 1966, vol 2, p 727-750; and Ruth E Harvey, 'The wives of the first troubadour Duke William IX of Aquitaine', in Journal of Medieval History, vol 19, 1993, p 315. Harvey states that, contrary to prior assumptions, William IX was certainly Philippa of Toulouse's only husband. Vajay states that the marriage to an unnamed king of Aragon reported by a non-contemporary chronicler is imaginary even though it has appeared broadly in modern histories, and likewise he cites J de Salarrullana de Dios, Documentos correspondientes al reinado de Sancho Ramirez, Saragossa, 1907, vol I, nr 51, p 204-207 to document that Sancho's wife Felicie was clearly still married to him just months before his death, making the marriage to Philippa several years earlier, as reported in several modern popular biographies of her granddaughter, completely unsupportable."

    Children:
    1. Agnes of Aquitaine
    2. 6. William X of Aquitaine was born in 1099; died on 26 Mar 1136 in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.
    3. Agnes of Aquitaine was born about 1105; died about 1159.

  7. 14.  Aimery I was born about 1076 (son of Boson II and Aliénor de Thouars); died before 1144 in Notre-Dame de Noyers monastery, Nouâtre, Indre-et-Loire, France.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 7 Nov 1144, Notre-Dame de Noyers monastery, Nouâtre, Indre-et-Loire, France

    Notes:

    Also called Almeric. Viscount of Chatellerault. Died as a monk.

    Aimery married Dangereuse. Dangereuse was born about 1079; died after 1119. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Dangereuse was born about 1079; died after 1119.

    Notes:

    In 1903 Alfred Richard proposed that the Dangereuse who was wife to Aymeric I of Châtellerault was the Dangerosa who occurs as a daughter of Barthelemy de L'Isle-Bouchard and his wife Gerberge in a charter ascribed by its editor to roughly 1087. As Peter Stewart pointed out in a post to SGM on 26 Feb 2021, this is unproven, although (Stewart's words) "this does seem reasonably likely."

    Also called La Maubergeonne; Amauberge. The latter may have been her actual baptismal name.

    Mistress to William IX of Aquitaine, father of her son-in-law.

    Children:
    1. 7. Aénor de Châtellerault died after 3 Mar 1130.