Fontevraud Abbey, France

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Arienne King
by Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier
published on 30 November 2019
Fontevraud Abbey, France

A panoramic view of Fontevraud Abbey near Chinon, France. The abbey was founded in 1101 CE by Robert of Arbrissel (c. 1045 – 1116 CE). The abbey was the burial place of several English monarchs, including King Henry II of England (r. 1154 - 1189 CE), his wife Eleanor of Aquitane (r. 1137 - 1204 CE), their son King Richard I of England (r. 1189 - 1199 CE), and and Isabella of Angoulême (1165 - 1199 CE). Joan of England, queen-consort of Sicily from 1177 -1189 CE and countess of Touluse from 1196 until her death in 1199 CE, and her son Raymond VII of Toulouse (r. 1222 - 1249 CE) were also buried in Fontevraud Abbey.

Image has been cropped slightly.

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Poirrier, J. M. (2019, November 30). Fontevraud Abbey, France. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11540/

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Poirrier, Jean-Etienne M. "Fontevraud Abbey, France." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 30 Nov 2019. Web. 08 Dec 2019.

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