Dangerosa De L' ISLE BOUCHARD
- Born: Abt 1079, Isle Bouchard, , France
Other names for Dangerosa were Dangereuse and "The Maubergeonne".
Ancestral File Number: VB1B-S6. User ID: 75638983.
Eleanor of Aquitaine the Mother Queen, Desmond Seward, 1978, Dorset Press, p16:
"His private life made a scandalous contrast with his ideals as a troubadour. His most lurid affair was with the dauntingly named Dangerosa of Chatellerault, whom he carried off from her husband, seduced, and then kept in the Maubergeon tower of his palace at Poitiers (from whence she became known as `La Maubergeonne'; and his son rose up in arms at such an insult to his mother. William IX died excommunicated in1127...
"But the originality of a great lord turning troubadour was accompanied by less admirable eccentricities. In one of the earliest known examples of heraldry he had his concubine Dangerosa's likeness painted on his shield, explaining repeatedly that he wanted her over him in battle just as he was over her in bed. He announced his intention of building a special whore house for his convenience, just outside Niort, in the shape of a small nunnery...
"There was an uncomfortable legend about William IX that Eleanor seems to have remembered. A holy hermit came to him, protesting in God's name at the rape of Dangerosa. He was received with the duke's usual mocking banter. The hermit thereupon laid a curse on William; neither he nor his descendants, whether through the male or the female line, would ever know happiness in their children. When Eleanor was old, bishop Hugh of Lincoln (St Hugh) often told this story, saying that he had heard it from her husband, Henry II, and the king must have heard it from Eleanor herself."
p18: "Very little is known of Eleanor's mother, Aenor. She was the daughter of the viscount of Chatellerault and his wife Dangerosa- William IX's concubine, the `Maubergeonne'."
World Ancestral Chart No. 125360 Ancestors of Patricia Ann Kieffer.
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 VB1B-S6 Dangereuse (aka) Maubergeonne De L' ISLE BOUCHARD.
Dangerosa married Viscount Aumary CHATELLERAULT, I, son of Viscount Boson CHATELLERAULT, II and Eleanor De THOUARS. (Viscount Aumary CHATELLERAULT, I was born about 1075-1077 in Chatellerault, Vienne, France.)