- Enguerrand I, Lord of Coucy
Enguerrand I (about 1042 - 1116) was the
Lord of Coucyfrom 1080 to 1116.
Enguerrand was a man of many scandals. With the help of the
Bishop of Laonhe divorced his first wife, Adèle de Marle, for adultery. When he married his next wife, Sibyl of Château-Porcien, she was still married to the Lord of Lorrainewho was absent and in a war and she was pregnant by another man. Enguerrand and Sybil's first husband became bitter enemies and continued to fight a private war.
Thomas de Marlehated his father and joined the enemies against his father. Nevertheless, when in 1095 the first crusadestarted, both he and his son joined in the adventure. Thomas succeeded Enguerrand upon his death.
Barbara Tuchman. A Distant Mirror. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1978, p 7f.
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