BERENGARIA OF NAVARRE

TIME-LINE AND ADDITIONAL FACTS ON BERENGARIA OF NAVARRE, QUEEN CONSORT OF KING RICHARD THE 1ST OF ENGLAND (LION-HEART). BERENGARIA WAS QUEEN OF ENGLAND, YET NEVER ONCE STEPPED ON ENGLISH SOIL.

TIME-LINE OF BERENGARIA OF NAVARRE

DATE                          EVENT
1165
  • Berengaria of Navarre, is born the daughter of Sancho VI of Navarre, and Sancha of castile
1179
  • Berengaria, mother Sancha of castile died.
1190
  • Richard terminated his betrothal to Alys in while at Messina.
1191
  • Berengaria married Richard I England in the chapel of St George at Limassol on Cyprus,, Berengaria was crowned the same day by the archbishop of Bordeaux
1193
  • Berengaria remained in Europe, based at Beaufort-En-Vallée, when her husband Richard was captured and imprisoned, attempting to raise money for his ransom
  • Berengaria and her sister-in-law Joan, formerly queen of Sicily, stopped in Rome for six months.
1194
  • Berengaria, brother became the king of Navarre
1199
  • Berengaria  husband Richard  I England died at Châlus, duchy of Aquitaine
1225
  • Berengaria writes and asks her nephew, Henry III England to send the money that was agreed to in the dower settlement by his father, john, and then by him.
1229
  • Berengaria founded L'épau Abbey Monastery
1230
  • 23RD DECEMBER :Berengaria of Navarre died
Berengaria of Navarre was  buried in L'Épau Abbey in Le Mans, on the outskirts of the city of Le Mans

EXTRA FACTS ON BERENGARIA OF NAVARRE

  • Berengaria was Queen consort of Richard the 1st of England for eight years
 
  • Berengaria, was from the house of House Jiménez and the daughter of the Sancho VI Garcés, king of Navarre
 
  • Berengaria was closely related to royalty in France and England as well as Spain.
 
  • Berengaria was the Granddaughter of Alfonso VII,King of León, Castile and Galicia
 
  • Berengaria saw and fell in love with Richard when he was still a prince attending a tournament held by her father, Sancho Vi Of Navarre.
 
 
  • Eleanor of Aquitaine promoted the engagement of Berengaria to her son, Richard the Lionheart.
 
  • Berengaria of Navarre accompanied Richard on his third crusade.
 
 
  • Traditionally known as "the only English queen never to set foot in the country
 
  • Berengaria after her husband’s death, lived quietly in a small castle near Angers. King John, , Richard’s brother, refused to send her inheritance, despite her repeated pleas and demands.

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