Brittany and angevins. Province & Empire 1158-1203 by J. A. Everard

By J. A. Everard

This can be a political historical past of Brittany among 1158 and 1203, whilst it was once governed through the Angevin king of britain, Henry II, and his successors. The booklet examines the method wherein Henry II received sovereignty over Brittany, and the way it used to be ruled thereafter. this is often the 1st examine of this topic, supplying an enormous contribution to the historiography of either Brittany and the "Angevin empire". It additionally deals a corrective to earlier scholarship via suggesting that the Angevin regime in Brittany was once neither alien nor opppressive to the Bretons.

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Cart. St-Sulpice, no. lviii. Preuves, col. 681. Preuves, col. 595. 70 HoeÈl, in contrast, does not seem to have seriously attempted to claim the duchy. The situation was complicated by the fact that Alan and Bertha had an infant son, the future Duke Conan IV, who inherited his father's claims to the duchy of Brittany (including TreÂguier) and the honour of Richmond. Bertha promptly remarried, to Eudo de PorhoeÈt, apparently on the basis that he was well suited to ®ght for her son's cause. 71 The peace did not last.

R. L. Poole, `The masters of the schools at Paris and Chartres in John of Salisbury's time', English Historical Review 139 (1920), 321±42 at 338±42. CheÂdeville and Tonnerre, Bretagne feÂodale, pp. 223±9; R. Grand, L'art roman en Bretagne, Paris, 1958; D. ), Les abbayes bretonnes, Paris, 1982. 51 Robert of Arbrissel, the founder of Fontevraud, originated in this area. 53 The Angevin Ermengard, especially as dowager-duchess, seems to have played an important role in religious reform in Brittany.

QuimperleÂ, no. xxxiii). Boussard, Gouvernement, p. 321. Cart. , nos. cxciii, ccxiii, ccxxiv; EnqueÃte, pp. 66±7; `Cart. St-Georges', no. lviii; Cart. QuimperleÂ, no. lxxvi. See Appendix 2. In 1075, Geoffrey son of Aldroen `dapifer' attested a charter of the dowager-duchess Bertha at Nantes (Cart. QuimperleÂ, no. lxxv). It is not clear whether he was the household seneschal of Bertha or of the count of Nantes (Bertha's son-in-law, HoeÈl I). Warin `dapifer' attested a charter of Duke Alan IV, made at Nantes, between 1084 and 1103 (Cart.

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