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Henry II "Plantagenet" King Of England
(1133-1189)
Elbeonore Princess Of Aquitaine
(1121-1204)
Aymer De Taillefer
(Abt 1160-1218)
Alice De Courtenay
(Abt 1160-1218)
John "Lackland" King Of England
(1166-1216)
Isabella De Taillefer
(Abt 1180-1245)
Richard Prince Of England
(1208-1272)

 

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1. Sancha Countess Of Provence

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Richard Prince Of England 1

  • Born: 5 Jan 1208-1209, , Winchester, Hampshire, England
  • Marriage: (1): Sancha Countess Of Provence 23 Nov 1243, Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England
  • Marriage: (2): Sancha Countess Of Provence 23 Nov 1243, Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England
  • Died: 2 Apr 1272, Berkhampsted, Berkhampsted, Hertfordshire, England, at age 64
  • Buried: 13 Apr 1272, Hailes Abbey, Hailes, Gloucestershire, England
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bullet   Ancestral File Number: 8XJ6-0N.

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bullet  General Notes:

Richard, earl of Cornwall, 1209–72, second son of King John of England and brother of Henry III </ce6/people/A0823367.html>. In 1227, following an expedition to Gascony and Poitou, Richard forced Henry to grant him the land and wealth he regarded as his right, as well as the title of earl of Cornwall. He improved his position further by his marriage (1231) to Isabella, daughter of William Marshall, 1st earl of Pembroke. He went on a crusade in 1240 and concluded (1241) a truce with the sultan of Egypt. On Henry's expedition to Poitou in 1242, Richard was barely able to save his brother from complete military disaster. In the 1230s, Richard had often associated himself with the baronial opposition to Henry. However, after his marriage (Isabella having died) to the queen's sister in 1243, he became a faithful supporter of the king and his most sensible adviser. He financed the reform of the coinage in 1247, adding greatly to his already considerable wealth, and acted as regent when Henry was out of the country. Richard refused (1252) Pope Innocent IV's offer of the Sicilian crown (which Henry later accepted for his son Edmund), but in 1257 he had himself elected king of the Romans (i.e., emperor-elect of the Holy Roman Empire). Richard was crowned at Aachen and made three visits to Germany, but was never more than nominal ruler there. When the Barons' War </ce6/history/A0806267.html> broke out in earnest, Richard was one of Henry's chief supporters. He was captured at the battle of Lewes (1264) and held prisoner until after the battle of Evesham (1265). In the settlement after the war he advised moderation against the rebels.
See biographies by N. Denham-Young (1947) and T. W. E. Roche (1966).

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Richard married Sancha Countess Of Provence on 23 Nov 1243 in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England. (Sancha Countess Of Provence was born about 1225 of Aix En Provence, Provence, died on 9 Nov 1261 in , Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England and was buried in Hailes Abbey, Hailes, Gloucestershire, England.)

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Richard also married Sancha Countess Of Provence, daughter of Raymond Bberenger V (Iv) Count Of Provence & Forcalquier and Bbeatrice De Savoie, on 23 Nov 1243 in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England. (Sancha Countess Of Provence was born about 1225 of Aix En Provence, Provence, died on 9 Nov 1261 in , Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England and was buried in Hailes Abbey, Hailes, Gloucestershire, England.)

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