Lords, Lordships and Vavasours

  • Jonathan Riley-Smith


IN September 1268 Pope Clement IV gave the Patriarch of Jerusalem permission to dispense Margaret, the sister of the King of Cyprus, from impediments to marriage

because in the Kingdoms of Jerusalem and Cyprus one cannot easily find any noble, worthy by reason of his estate and origins to be her husband, who is not related to her within the degrees of consanguinity or affinity prohibited for the contracting of marriage.1


Thirteenth Century Twelfth Century Peace Treaty Unanimous Opinion Military Order 
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  1. 4.
    J. L. La Monte, ‘The Lords of Sidon in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries’, ByZantion, xvii (1944–5) pp. 185–90; J. L. La Monte, ‘The Lords of Caesarea in the Period of the Crusades’, Speculum, xxii (1947) pp. 147–8.Google Scholar

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