Adeliza of Louvain

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Adeliza of Louvain

Adeliza of Louvain (c. 1103 – 1151)[1] was Queen of England from 1121 to 1135. She was King Henry I's second wife. She married Henry when she was 18. They had no children. Adeliza was important in making French poetry and art more popular.[2] When Henry died in 1135, Stephen of Blois became the King of England. Adeliza lived in a convent for three years. She married William d'Aubigny and had seven children.[3] In 1150, she moved to Brabant. She died in 1151.

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  1. Panton, James (24 February 2011). Historical Dictionary of the British Monarchy. Scarecrow Press. pp. 17–18. ISBN 9780810874978.
  2. O’Donnell, Thomas; Townend, Matthew; Tyler, Elizabeth M. (2012), Lees, Clare A. (ed.), "European literature and eleventh-century England", The Cambridge History of Early Medieval English Literature, The New Cambridge History of English Literature, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 607–636, ISBN 978-0-521-19058-9, retrieved 2023-07-06
  3. Hilton, Lisa. Queens Consort: England's Medieval Queens from Eleanor of Aquitaine to Elizabeth of York. New York: Pegasus Books, 2010.