King William SICILY, II


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Countess Joanna England TOULOUSE

King William SICILY, II

  • Married: 13 Feb 1176-1177, St Egidius, Palermo, Palermo, Italy
  • Died: 1189

   Other names for William were SICILY Norman King, "The Good", "Il Buono" and Guglielmo.

   Ancestral File Number: B25L-GV.

   General Notes:

"Il Buono", "The Good", Norman King of SICILY.

The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905, Ch XVII, p367:
"...Domestic politics in the kingdom of Sicilywere a further source of trouble. Richard's brother-in-law, King William, had died a year before the arrival of the crusaders..."

A History of the Plantagenets, Vol I, The Conquering Family, Thomas B Costain, 1949, Doubleday & Co
p46: "Next [after Richard] was a daughter named Joanna, who became the Queen of William II of Sicily and went with Richard and his bride Berengaria to the Crusades..."
p160: "Eleanor's gentle daughter Joanna met them at Naples. She had married theNorman King of Sicily and was now a widow and dispossessed by Tancred, the successor to the throne...Joanna took an instant liking to Berengaria. They became, in fact, the closest of friends and continued so through all the stormy times aheadof them..."

A History of the Plantagenets, Vol II, The Magnificent Century, Thomas B Costain, 1951, Popular Library
p20: "Joanna Born 1165, Died 1199, Married William of Sicily, No Issue, Second husband Raimund of Toulouse..."
p230:"In England the glory of the century of Norman rule in Sicily had been a legend. It was part of the dream of Henry II to unite all Norman possessions into one empire, and it was with this in mind that he married his daughter Joanna to William the Good of Sicily..."

The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England, Antonia Fraser, 1975, Alfred Knopf, p25: "Joan mar William II of Sicily died 1189..."

Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1990: "Joan,Mar =1 William II King of Sicily, =2 (4) Raimond VIII Count of Toulouse, Died 1199."

Ancestral File Ver 4.11 B25L-GV Guglielmo II "Il Buono" King of SICILY.

   Marriage Information:

William married Countess Joanna England TOULOUSE, daughter of King Henry ENGLAND, II and Queen Eleanor Aquitaine ENGLAND, on 13 Feb 1176-1177 in St Egidius, Palermo, Palermo, Italy. (Countess Joanna England TOULOUSE was born in Oct 1164-1165 in Angers, Maine-Et-Loire, France, died on 4 Sep 1199 in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France and was buried in Fontevrault L'abbaye, Maine-Et-Loire, France.)

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