Angevin World https://www.angevinworld.com The Rise of the Plantagenet Dynasty Tue, 08 Sep 2020 07:30:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.angevinworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/cropped-1200px-Royal_Arms_of_England_1198-1340.svg_-1-32x32.png Angevin World https://www.angevinworld.com 32 32 King Richard the Lionheart: birth, life, personality https://www.angevinworld.com/blog/king-richard-the-lionheart-birth-life-personality/ https://www.angevinworld.com/blog/king-richard-the-lionheart-birth-life-personality/#respond Sun, 06 Sep 2020 00:04:55 +0000 https://www.angevinworld.com/?p=12070 King Richard I of England was born on the 8th of September 1157 at Beaumont Place, Oxford, England.  He was the 3rd legitimate son of King Henry II of England and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine; Eleanor’s 6th child as she had previously been married to King Louis VII of France and birthed his 2 daughters.  The boy was […]

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The Drama of Eleanor, Fair Maid of Brittany https://www.angevinworld.com/blog/the-drama-of-eleanor-fair-maid-of-brittany/ https://www.angevinworld.com/blog/the-drama-of-eleanor-fair-maid-of-brittany/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2020 11:28:01 +0000 https://www.angevinworld.com/?p=12019 On the 10th of August 1241, Eleanor Fair Maid of Brittany (House of Plantagenet) died as a nun at the age of 57 or 59.  Originally buried at St James’ Priory, Bristol, her remains were then exhumed and reburied at Amesbury Abbey by King Henry III of England (her cousin), according to her wishes.  The […]

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A Forgotten Confrontation: the Battle of Bouvines of 1214 https://www.angevinworld.com/blog/a-forgotten-confrontation-the-battle-of-bouvines-of-1214/ https://www.angevinworld.com/blog/a-forgotten-confrontation-the-battle-of-bouvines-of-1214/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2020 18:03:16 +0000 https://www.angevinworld.com/?p=11987 Nowadays, few people heard about the Battle of Bouvines fought on the 27th of July 1214 near the town of Bouvines in the County of Flanders.  Nonetheless, many remember the Battles of Crécy, of Poitiers, and of Agincourt.  This battle was the decisive confrontation of the Anglo-French War that lasted from 1213 to 1214, and […]

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Eleanor of Aquitaine and Louis VII of France: an ill-fated royal match https://www.angevinworld.com/blog/eleanor-of-aquitaine-and-louis-vii-of-france-an-ill-fated-royal-match/ https://www.angevinworld.com/blog/eleanor-of-aquitaine-and-louis-vii-of-france-an-ill-fated-royal-match/#respond Sat, 25 Jul 2020 16:04:25 +0000 https://www.angevinworld.com/?p=11973 On the 25th of July 1137, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right, and the future Louis VII of France married in the Cathedral of Saint-Andre in Bordeaux.  The marriage between was arranged by Louis VII’s father – King Louis VI of France known as the Fat. After the death of her […]

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The Battle of Taillebourg: victory of the French Saint Louis over Henry III of England https://www.angevinworld.com/blog/the-battle-of-taillebourg-victory-of-the-french-saint-louis-over-henry-iii-of-england/ https://www.angevinworld.com/blog/the-battle-of-taillebourg-victory-of-the-french-saint-louis-over-henry-iii-of-england/#respond Tue, 21 Jul 2020 19:10:21 +0000 https://www.angevinworld.com/?p=11957 On the 21st of July, 1242, the Battle of Taillebourg happened.  It was a decisive battle during the Saintonge War that lasted between 1242 and 1243.  The Capetian forces were confronted by Hugh X of Lusignan (second husband of Isabella d’Angoulême, Henry III of England’s mother), Raymond VII of Toulouse, and King Henry III of […]

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Philippe II of France: a monarch rightfully deserving the epithet ‘Augustus’ https://www.angevinworld.com/blog/philippe-ii-of-france-a-monarch-rightfully-deserving-the-epithet-augustus/ https://www.angevinworld.com/blog/philippe-ii-of-france-a-monarch-rightfully-deserving-the-epithet-augustus/#respond Wed, 15 Jul 2020 23:26:58 +0000 https://www.angevinworld.com/?p=11938 Born on the 21st of August 1165, King Philippe II of France died on the 14th of July 1223 in Mantes-la-Jolie en route to Paris at the age of 58.  When his father, Louis VII of France, fell ill, he had his only son crowned at Reims in 1179, making Philippe his co-king.  Crowning male […]

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Eleanor of Provence: loved by Henry III, but unpopular with the English https://www.angevinworld.com/blog/eleanor-of-provence-loved-by-henry-iii-unpopular-with-the-english/ https://www.angevinworld.com/blog/eleanor-of-provence-loved-by-henry-iii-unpopular-with-the-english/#respond Fri, 26 Jun 2020 08:22:22 +0000 https://www.angevinworld.com/?p=11879 Eleanor of Provence, who was Queen of England as wife of King Henry III of England, died on the 24th or 25th of June 1291 in England. Despite all her devotion to her husband and their happy marriage, why was she so unpopular with the English?

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Fulk III Nerra, Count of Anjou: incredible and savage https://www.angevinworld.com/blog/fulk-iii-nerra-count-of-anjou-incredible-and-savage/ https://www.angevinworld.com/blog/fulk-iii-nerra-count-of-anjou-incredible-and-savage/#respond Sun, 21 Jun 2020 18:11:28 +0000 https://www.angevinworld.com/?p=11849 On the 21st of June 1040, Fulk III Nerra, also known as Fulk the Black (French: Foulques le Noir), who was Count of Anjou from 987 to 1040, died at the old age of 69-70.  Fulk was a powerful early ruler of the Angevin dynasty that originated in the County of Anjou.  Anjou was an […]

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Tumultuous life: Isabella of Angoulême, second wife of King John of England https://www.angevinworld.com/blog/tumultuous-life-isabella-of-angouleme-second-wife-of-king-john-of-england/ https://www.angevinworld.com/blog/tumultuous-life-isabella-of-angouleme-second-wife-of-king-john-of-england/#respond Thu, 04 Jun 2020 06:02:44 +0000 https://www.angevinworld.com/?p=11824 Isabella of Angoulême, second wife of King John of England, died on the 4th of June 1246 at Fontevraud Abbey, where she was buried in the abbey’s churchyard, as if seeking atonement for her misdeeds.  Years after her death, her eldest son with John, King Henry III of England, arrived at Fontevraud to pay respects […]

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Death of Queen Adela of France, King Louis VII’s third wife https://www.angevinworld.com/blog/death-of-queen-adela-of-france-king-louis-viis-third-wife/ https://www.angevinworld.com/blog/death-of-queen-adela-of-france-king-louis-viis-third-wife/#respond Wed, 03 Jun 2020 20:28:01 +0000 https://www.angevinworld.com/?p=11813 Queen Adela of France, King Louis VII of France’s third wife, died on the 4th of June 1206 and was buried in the Church of Pontigny Abbey near Auxerre. She was also known as Adelaide, Alix, and Adela of Champagne. She was the third child of Theobald II, Count of Champagne; she was named after […]

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