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Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Aragon

House of Jiménez The Kingdom of Aragon began its life in 1035 when it was established as an independent Kingdom. Its first King was Ramiro I of Aragon, an illegitimate son of Sancho III of Pamplona. Ramiro’s first wife was Ermesinda of Bigorre, who was thus the first Queen of Aragon. They went on to have five [read more]

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Violant of Bar – Queen of Aragon

This article was written by Carol. Violant of Bar was born in 1365, the daughter of Robert, Duke of Bar and Marie of Valois, a daughter of the French King John II. Violant had a pampered upbringing and was given the education of a royal princess. At the age of 15, she married the heir [read more]

Petronilla of Aragon
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Queens Regnant – Petronilla of Aragon

The situation surrounding Petronilla’s birth is a strange one. Her father Ramiro was the brother of Alfonso I of Aragon, and he was the bishop of Barbastro-Roda. However, Alfonso died childless in 1134, and he left the crown to the three religious, military orders. However, his wish was not respected, and the aristocracy of Navarre [read more]