King Charles Anjou NAPLES & SICILY
Other names for Charles were NAPLES King, SICILY King and JERUSALEM King.
Ancestral File Number: 8XJD-SM.
King of NAPLES, King of SICILY, King of JERUSALEM.
A History of The Plantagenets, Vol II, The Magnificent Century, Thomas B Costain 1951, Doubleday & Co
p184: "...Sachia of Provence, the second [wife of Richard of Cornwall], was acknowledged 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 Sanchiafell into one of the declines which carried away so many of the women of this day and age..."
p334: "Charles of Anjou, the overbearing French prince who had married Beatrice, the youngest and loveliest of the four Provencal princesses, andwas now King of Sicily, had very decided views as to the choice of popes. He wanted a friendly pope so much that he decided to go even farther than the regulations prescribed in Gregory's `Ubi Periculum.'"
Ancestral File 8XJD-SM Charles King of NAPLES & SICILY, TMC Charles of ANJOU, Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8XJD-SM Carlos King of SICILY [KING OF JERUSALEM] Mar 31 Jan 1246.
Charles married Countess Beatrice PROVENCE, daughter of Count Raimond Berenger PROVENCE, VI and Countess Beatrice De SAVOY, on 31 Jan 1246. (Countess Beatrice PROVENCE was born about 1225-1234 in Aix-En-Provence, Bouches-Du-Rhone, France, died on 23 Sep 1267 in Nocera and was buried in Roque-Pymont.)