Cephalonia, Sichelgaita was right by his side. She was his devoted wife for more than twenty years. Lancelot and Guinevere When political necessity joins a young woman to a king, should she ignore the dictates of her heart? Raphael Sanzio and Margherita Luti The charming, suave, amiable Raphael was so popular he became known as "the prince of painters." He was very publicly engaged to Maria Bibbiena, the niece of a powerful cardinal, but scholars believe he may have secretly married Margherita Luti. El Cid and Ximena, rodrigo Daz de Vivar was a notable military leader and the national hero of Spain. The bargain is made.
If word of this marriage got out, it would have severely damaged his reputation; but Raphael was just the type of man to throw caution to the wind and follow his heart. With Theodora 's support, he reclaimed significant portions of the western empire, reformed Roman law and rebuilt Constantinople. Uther and Igraine Arthur's father Uther was king, and he coveted the wife of the Duke of Cornwall, Igraine. In Sir Gawain: Eleven Romances and Tales,. . John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford The third son of Edward III, John married and outlived two women who brought him titles and land, but his heart belonged to Katherine Swynford. Their story can be read in this article, A Medieval Love Story. After her death, he achieved little. After Uther's death there was no king ruling all England. Arthur did so pride and prejudice - Bridgets joness diary and Merlin had him crowned. However, his grave was supposedly discovered at Glastonbury in the reign of Henry II (1154-89). Some said he never died, but would one day return. Perhaps, but his alliance with Baldwin was critical in cementing his position as Duke of Normandy.
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