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Peter II of Savoy (1203 - 1268) was Count of Savoy from 1263 until his death, and built the Savoy Palace in London. Events April 16 - Philip II of France enters Rouen, leading to the eventual unification of Normandy and France. ... Jump to: navigation, search For broader historical context, see 1260s and 13th century. ... This article is about the historical region of Savoy. ... The Savoy Palace was considered the grandest noblemans residence of medieval London, until it was destroyed in the uprising of 1381. ... Jump to: navigation, search The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ...

Peter was the uncle of Queen Eleanor of Provence; queen-consort of Henry III of England, and travelled first with her to London. There Peter ('the Little') was chosen to succeeded Boniface, Archbishop of Canterbury, another uncle of Eleanor, who was killed on the battlefield. Eleanor of Provence (c 1223 – 26 June 1291) was Queen Consort of King Henry III of England. ... Henry III (October 1, 1207 – November 16, 1272) is one of the least-known British monarchs, considering the great length of his reign. ... Boniface of Savoy (ca 1217-July 14, 1270) was the Prior of Nantua, Bishop of Belley and Archbishop of Canterbury. ... Arms of the see of Canterbury The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior clergyman of the established Church of England and symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ...

King Henry made Peter of Savoy Earl of Richmond in 1241 and gave him the land between the Strand and the Thames where Peter built the Savoy Palace in 1263, on the site of the present hotel in London. It was destroyed during the 'Peasants Revolt' of 1381. The title of Earl of Richmond was created many times in the Peerage of England. ... The Strand refers to: Strand Magazine Strand, London, the primary reference; and Strand National Historic Landmark District in Galveston, Texas. ... Several places exist with the name Thames, and the word is also used as part of several brand and company names Most famous is the River Thames in England, on which the city of London stands Other Thames Rivers There is a Thames River in Canada There is a Thames... See Peasants War for the German Peasants Revolt of 1524-1526 See also: 1907 Romanian Peasants Revolt The Peasants Revolt or Great Rising was a popular revolt in late medieval Europe in 1381 and is a major event in the history of England. ...

Given that he was known as the Count of Savoy from 1263 to 1268, the year he died: "Peter de Savoy by contemporary chroniclers was referred to as the earl of Richmond although the title seems not to appear in any official documents."

"By his will he left the honour of Richmond to his niece, the queen consort, who transferred it to the crown."

Five years later in 1246 the king granted to Peter de Savoy the Castle of Pevensey. Pevensey is a small village (1991 pop. ...


United European crusade.

In 1214 there peace negotiations in Paris were held between France and England even though the war had not really ended. The King sent his representatives who were his half-brother Geoffrey, along with Peter of Savoy and Simon de Montfort. Jump to: navigation, search The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester (1208 – August 4, 1265) was the principal leader of the baronial opposition to king Henry III of England. ...

Simon de Montfort, eager to negotiate the peace, was motivated perhaps by his father's history as a great crusader, and by his own participation clearly recognized that the peace between France and England, consolidated with Richard of Cornwall (king of the Romans) in Germany, gave rise to the possibility for another crusade drawing on the strength of the combined realms. Simon de Montfort Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, also Simon IV de Montfort (1160 – June 25, 1218) was a French nobleman who took part in the Fourth Crusade (1202 - 1204) and was a prominent leader of the Albigensian Crusade. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the medieval Crusades . ... Richard (5 January 1209 - 2 April 1272) was Count of Poitou (bef. ... The title King of the Romans (Latin: Rex Romanorum) — not to be confused with the early, partially mythical Kings of Rome — was carried by Holy Roman Emperors after they had been confirmed as Emperor, but before they had undergone the ceremony of coronation by the Pope. ...

"It has been said that in the negotiations Simon was “possessed for a time by the dream of a united west”, marching against the Muslims."

This vision failed to get real support from many of the Barons including Richard of Cornwall.

Peter of Savoy worked against de Montfort and the Pope failed to give his support to the ambitious plan.


In 1234 Peter married to Agnes of Faucigny and had a daughter:

  1. Beatrice of Savoy (c.1235-November 21, 1310), married (1) Guigues VII Dauphin du Viennois; (2) Gaston VII of Bearn.

November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Events May 11 - In France, 64 members of the Knights Templar are burned at the stake for heresy Abulfeda becomes governor of Hama. ... The title of Dauphin du Viennois was a hereditary title of the descendants of Guigues IV, Comte dAlbon, who was nicknamed le Dauphin from the dolphin on his coat-of-arms. ... B arn is a former province of France, located at the base of the Pyr es. ...

The Barons' War.

King Henry's marriage to Eleanor of Savoy in 1236 only exacerbated a situation, already of great concern to the court. Opposition to this favoritism to foreign influence was led by Simon de Montfort, the earl of Leicester, himself French by birth. The Earl of Leicester was created in the 12th century as a title in the Peerage of England (title now extinct), and is currently a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, created in 1837. ...

On April 12, 1258, in a move that led to the Barons' War, a small alliance of powerful barons begun to opposed Henry`s military strategy in Europe because his 'meddling' was costing excessive amounts of money, when the nation was recovering from the 'black death', which had halved the population. With the king seen to be living 'beyond the means of the country', and with the failure of the national harvest these barons swore to support each other against the King. The First Barons War (1215–1217) was a civil war in England between the forces of a number of rebellious barons and King John. ... Jump to: navigation, search Illustration of the Black Death from the Toggenburg Bible (1411). ...

These men were Simon de Montfort, Richard de Clare (Earl of Gloucester), Peter of Savoy, Hugh Bigod, and his brother Roger Bigod (Earl of Norfolk), John Fitz-Geoffrey, Peter de Montfort, who not a relation of Simon de Montfort. Hugh Bigod was the name of three prominent noblemen in medieval England. ...

These events led some time later to Queen Eleanor and Peter of Savoy with others to leave England for France, during the conflict.

Markets and Fayres.

Donington manor is also thought to have been passed from John de la Rye to Peter of Savoy about 1255 when a charter was granted for a market to be held at the Manor on Saturdays. A similar grant was made for the holding of a Fair on the 15th of August, in the same year also to be held at the manor. A separate charter was issued to Savoy to hold a market on a Monday and granted on the 8th of April, in 1255, by the King. Donington is the name of a number of places in England: Donington, Lincolnshire, a large village in Holland, Lincolnshire. ...

Of greater significance Boston (a borough by 1279) beside on the river Witham, had over many years become an important port for Lincoln. Its fair was, with the town held by the dukes of Brittany until about 1200. In 1241, Savoy obtained along with the Earldom of Richmond ('one of the most important in medieval England') the manor of Boston. It was restored to John of Brittany in 1268, with Savoy's death. For other uses, see Boston (disambiguation). ... Lincoln (pronounced Ling-kn) is a cathedral city and county town of Lincolnshire, England, a bridging point over the River Witham, with a population, at the 2001 Census of 85,595. ... The Duchy of Brittany was an independent state from 841 to 1532. ... John I of Dreux (in French Jean I de Dreux) (1217–October 8, 1286), known as the Red due to the colour of his beard, was Duke of Brittany, from 1237 to his death. ...

Preceded by:
Count of Savoy
Succeeded by:
Philip I
Preceded by:
The Lord de Segrove
Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
Succeeded by:
The Lord Cobham

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