Petronilla of Lorraine

Petronilla of Lorraine and The Abbey of Rijnsburg

Petronilla of Lorraine was born circa 1092 as the daughter of Theodoric II, Duke of Lorraine and Hedwig of Formbach. She was their eldest daughter. She received the customary education for noble women. She was taught embroidery and needlepoint, but she was also taught to read and write.  Around 1100 she married the Count of Holland, [read more]