47277568. King Henry II & 47277569. Eleanor of Aquitaine & 189110370. King Louis VII & 189110497. Adela of Champagne & 94555167. Constance of Castile
4/19/1137, On the death of Guillaume X at 38 years old, 15-year-old Eleanor became Duchess of Aquitaine. Her father had died in Spain on an Easter Pilgrimage. His death was kept a secret because Eleanor, the elder of 2 daughters and the heir, would be a target for capture by Barons wishing to garner her vast lands [equal in size to those of King Louis VI of France.] As a vassal to the King, it was his right to approve any marriage; but if she were captured she could be forced into a marriage. [Eleanor and Petronilla were wards of the King in Bordeaux.]
10/4/1160, King Louis’ wife Constance died in childbirth; leaving no male hiers for Louis; buried in the Basilica of Saint Denis, Paris.
10/11/1174, Louis VII, stopped supporting King Henry’s sons, effectively ending their rebellion.
1157, Henry reaquired Cumberland, Westmorland, and Northumberland from King Malcom IV of Scotland, age 16.
5/1160, By a peace agreement at Chinon, negotiated by Pope Alexander III, King Louis recognized King Henry’s rights over Normandy and Aquitaine.
[About this time Henry started the affair with young Rosamond Clifford, d/o Walter de Clifford of Bredelais. While all nobles had mistresses, this one was publicly flaunted by Henry, and thus hated by Eleanor.]
6/1168, King Henry attacks Dinan, St. Malo, Little Brittany and Leon.
12/29/1170, Henry complicit in the murder of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Cantebury. Pope Alexander prohibited Henry from entering a church until his guilt was absolved.
3/15/1177 in London, King Henry arbitrated a border dispute between Castile and Navarre through emissaries of each king.
2/1187, Henry sent a ship of money from the estate of Aaron of Lincoln, the wealthiest private person in England, to Normandy to help finance the war with King Philip II. The ship was lost at sea and the war remained a standoff.
Children of Louis and Eleanor:
i. Princess Marie (94555185), born 1145 in Paris, France.
ii. Princess Alix, born 1150 in Paris, France.
Children of Louis and Constance:
iii. Margaret Capet, born 1158 in France.
iv. Alais de Capet (47277583), born 10/4/1160 in Paris, France.
Children of Louis and Adela:
v. King Philip II Augustus (94555248), born 8/21/1165 in Gonesse,
vi. Alice Capet, born ? in France.
Children of Henry and Eleanor:
i. King Henry Plantagenet, born 2/28/1155 in Angers, France.
ii. Matilda Plantagenet, born 6/1156 in England.
Children: Otto, 2nd son, born ? in Germany – became Holy Roman Emperor Otto IV.
iii. King Richard I (47277568iii), born 9/8/1157 in Oxford,
iv. Geoffrey Plantagenet, born 9/23/1158 in Angers, France.
Children: see Constance.
v. Queen Eleanor Plantagenet (47277579), born 10/13/1162 in
Domfront, Normandy, France.
vi. Queen Joanna Plantagenet, born 10/1165 in Angers, France.
2/13/1177, Joanna crowned Queen of Sicily at Panormus.