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Monday, May 05, 2008

King Afonso III of Portugal

On this date in our family history . . . the 5th day of May . . . in the year 1210 . . . Afonso III of Portugal is born in Coimbra in the Kingdom of Portugal . . . this future King of Portugal is currently believed to be a 22nd great-grandpa to our Josephine (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this blog . . .

The Tourist in Portugal By William Henry Harrison, James Holland: "Text not available"

The Tourist in Portugal By William Henry Harrison, James Holland: "of regent but on the death of his brother was proclaimed king The great blot on the memory of this prince is his base ingratitude in putting away his wife Maud who says the chronicler married him when he had nothing and taking in her place Beatrice illegitimate daughter of Alfonso X of Castile The Pope resented the act and denounced it but the death of the unhappy Maud put an end to the controversy He had some difficulty in making the various fortified "

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