Countess Beatrice PROVENCE
- Born: Abt 1225-1234, Aix-En-Provence, Bouches-Du-Rhone, France
- Married: 31 Jan 1246
- Died: 23 Sep 1267, Nocera
- Buried: Roque-Pymont
Another name for Beatrice was PROVENCE Countess.
Ancestral File Number: 8XJF-H7.
Countess of PROVENCE.
A History of The Plantagenets, Vol II, The Magnificent Century, Thomas B Costain 1951, Doubleday & Co, p136: "The charm of Provencal princesses was on an ascending scale, each one to arrive being more highly praised than those before her. Marguerite, the first daughter, was fresh and pretty with dark hair and fine eyes. Eleanor, the second, was thought at first to have transcended all comparison and was known as La Belle, although Sanchia, who followed her, was of such subtle charm and fascination that she was described as `of incomparable beauty.' It remained, however, for Beatrice, the fourth daughter, to set men's hearts thumping and the fingers of troubadours to fevered twanging of lyres. Two of the balladists at the Provenchal court were temporarily deprived of reason for love of the entrancing Beatrice."
p143: "The Queen, having conceived a poor opinionof the people over whom her husband ruled, was never happy unless surrounded by her relatives and favo- rites from Provence. In addition to those who remained permanently there was a constant stream of visitors. It is recorded that when the four sisters were together the two elder, Marguerite and Eleanor, insisted on the two younger sitting on stools in their presence because they were not queens. This irked Sanchia and Beatrice very much, neither realizing that fate (without any assistance from the archschemer Romeo) would provide both of them with crowns ultimately and the Beatrice particularly would live a most romantic and exciting life."
p184: "...Sachia of Provence, the second [wife of Richard of Cornwall], wasacknowledged to have a softed and more winsome type of good looks than either Queen Marguerite of France or Queen Eleanor of England, although the fourth sister, Beatrice, was growing up now and threatening to excel them all. It is possible that the Earl of Cornwall would have cast his eyes in the direction of the radiant Beatrice if Sanchia had died somewhat sooner. Beatrice had married Charles of Anjou, however, before the gentle Sanchia fell into one of the declines which carriedaway so many of the women of this day and age..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8XJF-H7 Beatrice Countess of PROVENCE [QUEEN OF SICILY] Born 1234 Of Aix-en-Provence Bouches-du-Rhone France Mar Carlos King of SICILY [KING OF JERUSALEM] (AFN:8XJD-SM).
Beatrice married King Charles Anjou NAPLES & SICILY on 31 Jan 1246.