Rotrou II unmarried of Perche

Country and Region of Origin
France
Centre (RE) Eure-et-Loir (D)
Specific Title
Count of Perche
Role
Count (lay)
Gender and Marital Statusa
Male
Family
father: Geoffrey II, count of Perche Sister: married to Raymond of Turenne (First Crusader)



Crusades

Expedition
1st Crusade (1096-1099)
Contingent Leader
Robert Curthose of Normandy
Probability of Participation
Certain
Consequences of Expedition
Survived
Actions
Rotrou asked to become a confrater of Cluny and also placed a palm on the altar of the Cluniac house at Nogent-le-Rotrou as evidence of his completed vow. In 1118 he went to join King Alfonso I of Aragon in fighting the Moors. He became governor of Tudela in that year and in 1128 was granted the town of Corella. He also went on a subsequent pilgrimage to the Holy Land at some point before 1144.
Sources
OV, vol. 5, pp. 34, vol. 6, p. 394. WT, pp. 138, 191, 330, 632. Saint-Denis de Nogent-le-Rotrou: 1031-1789: Histoire et cartulaire, ed. H. Souancé and C. Metais (Vannes, 1899), no. 36-39. RFC, p. 166. Cartulaire de l’abbaye de Notre-Dame de la Trappe, ed. M. de Charency, Alençon, 1889, p. 579. RFC, p. 104. Kathleen Thompson, 'Family Tradition and the Crusading Impulse: The Rotrou Counts of the Perche', Medieval Prosopography 19 (1998), 1-33. Kathllen Thompson, 'An Old Crusader is Encouraged Back to the Spanish Front: A Woman's Letter to Count Rotrou of the Perche', Bulletin of International Medieval Research 9-10 for 2003-2004 (2005), 40-50.


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