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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Family: Henry the Young King, Duke of Normandy / Marguerite de France, Ctss de Vexin (F2994)

m. 2 Nov 1160


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  • Henry the Young King, Duke of NormandyFather | Male
    Henry the Young King, Duke of Normandy

    Born  28 Feb 1155  Bermondsey Palace, Bermondsey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  11 Jun 1183  Martel Castle, Martel, Lot, Occitanie, France Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Rouen Cathedral, Rouen, Normandy Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  2 Nov 1160  [1, 2, 3, 4]   
    Father  Henry II, King of England | F2977 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Eleanor d'Aquitaine, Duchess of Aquitaine | F2977 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Marguerite de France, Ctss de Vexin

    Born  ca. 1157   
    Died  1197  Acre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Cathedral of Tyre Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Béla III of Hungary, King of Hungary | F6856 
    Married  ca. 1185   
    Father  Louis VII, King of the Franks | F4006 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Constanza de Castilla, Queen consort of France | F4006 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    William

    Born  19 Jun 1177  Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  22 Jun 1177  Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

  • Sources 
    1. [S336429] Britain's Royal Families: A Complete Genealogy, Alison Weir, (London: Vintage Books, 2008), 61.

    2. [S164] King John and the Road to Magna Carta, Stephen Church, (New York: Basic Books, 2015), 79.
      "Flying in the face of canon law and most people's notions of decency, the two were married in 1160: he was aged five; she was two. According to the terms of the agreement that Henry and Louis had made, as soon as the two had been joined in matrimony with 'the assent and consent of the Holy Church,' Henry was entitled to take control of the castles of the Vexin from the Templars, into whose hands they had been given for safe custody."

    3. [S421] The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2014), 88-9.
      "The wedding was a scandal, being in direct contravention of Church law, and it was later joked not only that Marguerite had been presented in a cot, but that both children wailed through the ceremony."

    4. [S422] Richard I (English Monarchs Series), John Gillingham, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 29.