The Royal Families of England, Scotland, and Wales; With Their Descendants, Sovereigns and Subjects Volume 1

The Royal Families of England, Scotland, and Wales; With Their Descendants, Sovereigns and Subjects Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...Royal House of Navarre derived in the female line from Aznar, first Sovereign Count of Arragon on the deliverance of that country from the Moorish yoke, and became the parent stem, from which issued the Kings of Arragon, Castile and Leon. Sancho, the Wise, m. Beatrice, dau. of Alphonso, King of Castile, and had three children, viz. I. SANCHO, the Strong, celebrated by the Provencal poets, for his gallant exploits against the Moors. He d.s.p. II. Bnnnnosnm, consort of RICHARD Caaur de Lion. III. BLANCHE, who m. the Troubadour Prince, Thibaut, Count of Cham paigne, and d. leaving a son, THIBAUT, Count of Champaignc, who became heir of his uncle, Sancho, the Strong, and of his aunt, Berengaria, and was even-tually King of Navarre. After the death of Richard, Berengaria fixed her residence at Mans, in the Orleannois, and passed her latter years in honourable retirement within the walls of the stately Abbey of L'Espan, which she had founded. " From early youth to her grave," (we quote the elegant historian of England's Queens) " Berengaria manifested devoted love for Richard; uncomplaining when deserted by him, forgiving when he returned, and faithful to his memory unto death, the royal Berengaria, Queen of England, though never in England, little deserves to be forgotten, by any admirer of feminine and conjugal virtue." h Tiiis monarch was b. 24 Dec. 1160, and crowned 27 May 1199. He m. lst, Avisa, the dau. and rich heiress of William, Earl of Gloucester, who was son of Robert de Mellent, natural son of King Henry the First, but this lady was subsequently divorced, in order to marry Isabella, dau. and heir of Aymer Taillefer, Count of Angouleme, by Alice, his wife, dau. of Peter, Lord of Courtnay, 5th son...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236821521
  • 9781236821522