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Encyclopedia > Eleanor, Fair Maid of Brittany

Eleanor the "Fair Maid of Brittany" (c. 11841241) was the daughter of Geoffrey Plantagenet and Constance, Duchess of Brittany. Upon the death of King Richard "Lion Heart" of England, a power struggle commenced between her younger brother Arthur and King John of England. At the Battle of Mirabeau, Arthur, Eleanor and Arthur's knights were captured. Eleanor was imprisoned at Corfe Castle. Her brother Arthur was murdered. Events Abbeville receives its commercial charter. ... Events April 5 - Mongols of Golden Horde under the command of Subotai defeat feudal polish nobility, including Knights Templar, in the battle of Liegnitz April 27 - Mongols defeat Bela IV of Hungary in the battle of Sajo. ... Geoffrey Plantagenet (September 23, 1158 – August 19, 1186) was Duke of Brittany between 1181 and 1186, through his marriage with the heiress Constance. ... Constance of Brittany (1161 – September 5, 1201) was Duchess of Brittany between 1186 and 1196. ... Richard I (September 8, 1157 – April 6, 1199) was King of England from 1189 to 1199. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... Arthur I, Duke of Brittany (1187 – 1203), was the posthumous son of Geoffrey Plantagenet and Constance, Duchess of Brittany, and designated heir to the throne of England, originally intended to succeed Richard I. While Richard was away on crusade, Constance took more independence for Brittany, and in 1194 had the... John (December 24, 1166–October 18/19, 1216) reigned as King of England from April 6, 1199, until his death. ... Corfe Castle from the south Corfe village and castle Corfe Castle, in Dorset, England, is a small village and ruined castle situated in a gap in the Purbeck Hills five miles south of Wareham. ...


Although she had a better claim to throne than the children of John, she was passed over, still captive, in favor of Henry III, John's son, who was crowned in 1216. Henry III (October 1, 1207 – November 16, 1272) is one of the least-known British monarchs, considering the great length of his reign. ...


Eleanor died in 1241, still a prisoner, forgotten by everyone except her attendants. Events April 5 - Mongols of Golden Horde under the command of Subotai defeat feudal polish nobility, including Knights Templar, in the battle of Liegnitz April 27 - Mongols defeat Bela IV of Hungary in the battle of Sajo. ...


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Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (554 words)
Geoffrey was the fourth son of King Henry II of England and Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Arthur of Brittany fought his uncle John for the throne and was subsequently murdered.
Geoffrey's daughter Eleanor was imprisoned at Corfe and died in 1241, still a prisoner of the crown.
Eleanor, Fair Maid of Brittany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (128 words)
1184–1241) was the daughter of Geoffrey Plantagenet and Constance, Duchess of Brittany.
Although she had a better claim to throne than the children of John, she was passed over, still captive, in favor of Henry III, John's son, who was crowned in 1216.
Eleanor died in 1241, still a prisoner, forgotten by everyone except her attendants.
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