Blanche of Castile


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Blanche of Castile

(blaːntʃ)
n
(Biography) ?1188–1252, queen consort (1223–26) of Louis VIII of France, born in Spain. The mother of Louis IX, she acted as regent during his minority (1226–36) and his absence on a crusade (1248–52)
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Contract notice: Contract For The Supply, Delivery, Assembly And Installation Of Furniture To Equip The Hall And The Dining Room Of The Residence Blanche Of Castile
With the outbreak of the First Baron's War in the fall of 1215, the English nobility returned to the traditional form of rebellion, inviting Prince Louis of France, the husband of John's cousin, Blanche of Castile, to invade England.
Thus, within the context of this kingdom, queens--like Eleanor of Aquitaine and her later granddaughters Blanche of Castile, Queen of France, and Berenguela, Queen of Castile and Leon--reinforced their power and authority through familial kinship with their husbands or sons.
Lindy Grant, for example, looks at the choir and transept clerestory windows at Chartres cathedral associated with Blanche of Castile.