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Geoffrey (Plantagenet, 'The Fair', Count of Anjou) ( - d.1151)
+Matilda (Daughter of Henry I) (b.1102 - d.1167) =Henry (II, King of England 1154-1189) (b.1133 - d.1189) | +Eleanor (of Aquitaine) (b.1122 - d.1204) | | =William (b.1153 - d.1156) | | =Henry ('the Young King') (b.1155 - d.1183) | | | +Margaret (Young Queen of England) (b.1158 - d.1197) | | =Matilda (b.1156 - d.1189) | | | +Henry (Duke of Saxony) | | | =Otto (IV, Roman Emperor) (b.1182 - d.1218) | | =Richard (I, King of England 1189-1199) (b.1157 - d.1199) | | | +Berengaria (of Navarre, Queen of England) (b.1165 - d.1230) | | =Geoffrey (Duke of Brittany) (b.1158 - d.1186) | | | +Constance (of Brittany) | | | =Eleanor (Fair Maid of Brittany) ( - d.1241) | | | =Arthur (of Brittany) (b.1187 - d.1204) | | =Eleanor (of England) (b.1162 - d.1214) | | | +Alfonso (VIII, King of Castile) (b.1155 - d.1214) | | | =Blanche (of Castile) (b.1188 - d.1252) | | =Joan (of England, Queen of Sicily) (b.1165 - d.1199) | | | +William (II, King of Sicily) | | | +Raymond (VI, Count of Toulouse) | | | =Raymond (VII, Count of Toulouse) | | =John (King of England 1199-1216) (b.1167 - d.1216) | | +Isabella of Gloucester ( - d.1217) | | +Isabella (of Angouleme) | | =Henry (III, King of England 1216-1272) (b.1207 - d.1272) | | =Richard (Earl of Cornwall) (b.1209 - d.1272) | | =Joan (Daughter of King John) (b.1210 - d.1238) | | =Isabelle (b.1214 - d.1241) | | =Eleanor (Daughter of King John) (b.1215 - d.1275) | +Illegitimate | =Plantagenet, Geoffrey (Archbishop of York) | =Longsword, William =Geoffrey (VI of Anjou) =William (Count of Paitin) (b.1136 - d.1164)
Geoffrey Plantagenet, yhe son of Fulk V, the count of Anjou was born. Geoffrey would marry Matilda, the daughter of Henry I, King of England.
King Henry I of England arranged the marriage of his daughter Matilda to Geoffrey, the son of Fulk V of Anjou. This was done to ensure an alliance between England and Anjou and to prevent Fulk allying himself with Louis VI of France. A previous marriage proposal between Henry's son William and Fulk's daughter came to nothing when William was drowned during a sea crossing from Normandy to England in 1120. Matilda had been married to Henry V of Germany, but he died in 1125 and Matilda had returned to England.
Henry I arranged a marriage between his daughter Matilda and the son of Fulk V of Anjou, Geoffrey Plantagenet. He had previously arranged a marriage between his son William Adelin to Fulk's daughter also called Matilda, but William had died when the 'White Ship' sank returning the Prince from Normandy. Geoffrey and Matilda were married in St. Julien's Cathedral in Le Mans, Maine (France).
Fulk V married Melisende, the heir to the Kingdom of Jerusalem. Fulk gave up his title of Count of Anjou which passed to his son Geoffrey Plantagenet.
King Stephen sailed to Normandy to confront Geoffrey Plantagenet, count of Anjou and the Angevins who were attacking the southern areas of Normandy. Although Stephen had some success he was not able to deal fully with the count. Stephen did come to an agreement with the French King Louis VI and Eustace, Stephen's son, paid homage to the French king for Normandy.
After several years of conflict between the Angevins and the Barons of Normandy Geoffrey Plantagenet, count of Anjou, captured Rouen and took control of the whole of the duchy of Normandy. Geoffrey also took the title of Duke of Normandy.
After returning from Paris with his son Henry, Geoffrey fell ill and died. He was taken back to Le Mans in the province of Maine (France) and buried in St. Julien's Cathedral.