Southern Anthology

Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Joan of England, Queen of Sicily[1]

Female 1165 - 1199  (~ 33 years)


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  • Name Joan of England 
    Suffix Queen of Sicily 
    Nickname Joanna Plantagenet 
    Born Oct 1165  Château d'Angers, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Marriage ca. Nov 1191  [3
    According to the contemporary Muslim sources, proposals for the marriage of Joan and Saladin's brother al-Adil were exchanged as part of a larger diplomatic effort to wrap up Richard's Jerusalem offensive. The plan came to nothing, and indeed, is not mentioned by any Christian sources. The pressures of keeping an army in winter quarters finally forced the English king to abandon the campaign.  
    Died 4 Sep 1199  Fontevraud Abbey, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Fontevraud Abbey, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Fontevruad Abbey
    Fontevruad Abbey
    Person ID I10836  Dickinson
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 

    Father Henry II, King of England,   b. 5 Mar 1133, Palais de Comtes du Maine, Le Mans, Sarthe, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1189, Chinon Castle, Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Eleanor d'Aquitaine, Duchess of Aquitaine,   b. Abt 1124, Château de Belin, Guienne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1204, Fontevraud Abbey, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 18 May 1152  Poitiers Cathedral, Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Family ID F2977  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Guillaume II of Sicily, King of Sicily,   b. 1155,   d. 17 Nov 1189  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 13 Feb 1177  Palermo Cathedral, Palermo, Sicily Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F4631  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Raymond VI de Toulouse, Comte de Toulouse,   b. 27 Oct 1156,   d. 2 Aug 1222, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married Oct 1196  Rouen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Children 
    +1. Raymond VII de Toulouse, Comte de Toulouse,   b. Jul 1197, Beaucaire, Gard, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1249, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)  [Birth]
     2. Jeanne de Toulouse,   b. 1198,   d. May 1255  (Age 57 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F4632  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Oct 1165 - Château d'Angers, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Feb 1177 - Palermo Cathedral, Palermo, Sicily Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Oct 1196 - Rouen, Normandy, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Sep 1199 - Fontevraud Abbey, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fontevraud Abbey, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/, 20XX), "JOAN (Château d?Angers, Anjou Oct 1165-Fontevrault Abbey in childbirth 4 Sep 1199, bur Fontevrault Abbey)" at http://bit.ly/2ggqXSc.

    2. [S336465] Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life, Alison Weir, (New York: Ballantine iBook, 2008), 281.

    3. [S422] Richard I (English Monarchs Series), John Gillingham, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 184-9.

    4. [S436] Chroniques des Églises d'Anjou, Marchegay & Mabille, eds., (Paris: 1869).
      Chronicæ Sanct Albini Andegavensis

    5. [S23] The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2012), 30.

    6. [S336465] Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life, Alison Weir, (New York: Ballantine iBook, 2008), 127.

    7. [S336465] Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life, Alison Weir, (New York: Ballantine iBook, 2008), 568.
      "In October 1196, Richard married his sister Joanna to Count Raymond VI of Toulouse, the son of Raymond V- whom Eleanor had regarded as a usurper- by Constance of France. The marriage took place in Rouen in the presence of Queen Berengaria, Joanna's close friend, and finally put an end to the ancient dynastic feud between the counts of Toulouse and the ducal House of Aquitaine. Eleanor now happily ceded her claims to Toulouse to her daughter, whose son Raymond, born in 1197, would one day inherit the title. King Richard gave Joanna Agen and Quercy for her dower."

    8. [S422] Richard I (English Monarchs Series), John Gillingham, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 306-7.
      "By October 1196 all was settled. Raymond VI came to Rouen and there married Richard's sister Joan. Richard renounced his claim to Toulouse, restored the Quercy and gave them the county of Agen as Joan's dowry. * * * At least one English historian, William of Newburgh, recognized the significance of this marriage alliance. It marked, he said, the end of forty years of exhausting war, the end of the old hatred - and it meant that whereas Richard had been fighting on three fronts, against France, Toulouse and Brittany, he could now focus all his attention on the struggle with King Phillip."