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Alys of France

Alys of France – Mistress of the King?

Alys of France was born on 4 October 1160 as the daughter of King Louis VII of France and his second wife, Constance of Castile. She had two elder half-sisters from her father’s marriage to Eleanor of Aquitaine and a full elder sister. Her mother died giving birth to Alys, and so she never knew her mother. [read more]

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Anne Neville

Royal Ladies of the Garter

“Honi soit qui mal y pense” (“Shame on him who thinks evil of it.”) The Most Noble Order of the Garter was founded in 1348 by King Edward III and is the highest order of chivalry and the third most prestigious honour. Soon after its founding women were appointed “Ladies of the Garter” but they were [read more]

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Adela of Champagne

Burial places of the Queens of France

Basilica of St. Denis Ermentrude of Orléans – Basilica of St. Denis (Paris, France) Richilde of the Ardennes – Basilica of St. Denis (Paris, France) Adelaide of Paris – Saint-Corneille Abbey  (Compiègne,France) Richardis of Swabia – Andlau Abbey  (Alsace, France) Théodrate of Troyes – Unknown Frederuna – Abbey of Saint-Remi (Reims, France) Eadgifu of Wessex – Abbey of Saint-Médard de Soissons (Picardie, France) Partially in [read more]