by Léa Chaillou [1]


The family of Constance, Duchess of Brittany, has been the subject of several studies in the last forty years. In 1977, Malcolm A Craig proved the existence of her second daughter Matilda and in 1999 and 2000, historians Judith Everard and Michael Jones published important works about her reign and role in the politics of the 12th-century Duchy of Brittany.

Although she is usually believed to be the only daughter of Duke Conan IV and to have five children, several charters seem to show that she had more close relatives. The aim of this article is to introduce three of these relatives who have been rather ignored up till now. This online version has been updated (2020) with corrections supplied by the author and published in Vol.12 of the journal.

Foundations (2017) 9: 35-46                                © Copyright FMG and the author

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