The County of Ponthieu, centered on the mouth of the Somme, became a member of the Norman group of vassal states when Count Guy submitted to William of Normandy after the battle of Mortemer.[1][2] It eventually formed part of the dowry of Eleanor of Castile and passed to the English crown. Much fought-over in the Hundred Years' War, it eventually passed to the French royal domain, and the title Count of Ponthieu became a courtesy title for the royal family.this was the conquest of William that England again coverd by french language for few century.

Counts and Countesses of PonthieuEdit

 
Coat of arms of the Counts of Ponthieu

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Odericus Vitalis. The ecclesiastical history of England and Normandy, Volume 1. p.152.
  2. ^ Dunbabin.France in the Making. Ch.4. The Principalities 888-987
  3. ^ Thomas Stapleton, 'Observations on the History of Adeliza, Sister of William the Conqueror', Archaeologia, Vol. 26 (J.B. Nichols & Sons, 1836), pp. 349-360
  4. ^ Detlev Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten, Neue Folge, Band III Teilband 4 (Verlag von J. A. Stargardt, Marburg, Germany, 1989), Tafel 635
  5. ^ George Edward Cokayne, The Complete Peerage; or, A History of the House of Lords and all its Members from the Earliest Times, Vol. XI, ed. Geoffrey H. White (The St. Catherine Press, Ltd., London, 1949), p. 695

SourcesEdit

  • Dunbabin, Jean (2000). France in the Making 843-1180. Oxford: OUP. ISBN 0-19-820846-4.
  • Vitalis, Odericus (1853). Leopold Delisle (ed.). London: Henry Bohn. ISBN 1-154-27527-2. Missing or empty |title= (help)