Robert I Count of Dreux
(Abt 1123-1184/0085)
Robert II Count of Dreux
Pierre de (Peter of) Dreux
(Abt 1190-1251)


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Alice Thouars Duchess of Brittany

Pierre de (Peter of) Dreux

  • Born: Abt 1190
  • Marriage: Alice Thouars Duchess of Brittany in 1213
  • Died: 1251 about age 61

  General Notes:

The marriage of the infant Alice to Capetian cadet Peter of Dreux in 1213, began the new House of Dreux. This allowed Brittany a measure of autonomy again, although continuously giving lip service to Capetian sovereignty. After the Breton War of Succession, Brittany still had links with the English Crown through the Earldom of Richmond, until the Wars of the Roses forced Richmondshire to become partisan with the House of Lancaster under the Tudor dynasty. Richmond became a dukedom in its own right, as the former Breton rulers would not be able to regain the honour that brought King Henry VII of England to the throne. A disoriented and shut out Brittany became royally subsumed into France, during a tapering reign of the Montfort house. The present holder of Richmond owes the honorific title Duke of Aubigny, in descent from Breton Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth.

Pierre married Alice Thouars Duchess of Brittany, daughter of Guy de Thouars and Constance Duchess Of Brittany, in 1213. (Alice Thouars Duchess of Brittany was born in 1201 and died on 21 Oct 1221.)

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