|Birth: ||c. 1137|
Royal Mistress. Born the daughter of Walter FitzRichard FitzPons and Margaret de Toeni at Clifford Castle in the Welsh Marches. Rosamund probably first met the Henry II when he was campaigning in Wales. S he was thought to have eventually been installed in a cottage in the Royal Park at Woodstock, but she may alternately have been part of his travelling court. Legend has colored much of what is known about The Fair Rosamund, but it is generally accepted that she bore Henry at least one son who was reportedly one of the king's favorites. Sometime after 1174, Rosamund retired to the convent at Godstow Abbey in Oxfordshire. She died there about 1176 of natural causes. Henry and her family paid for a tomb in the choir of the convent's church at Godstow where it became a popular local shrine. In 1191, the Bishop of Lincoln on a tour of Godstow, took exception to the prominence given to Rosamund's tomb and ordered the removal of her remains to the convent's cemetery. Her tomb was destroyed during the dissolution of the monasteries in the sixteenth century.
(bio by: Iola)
Godstow Abbey (Ruins)
Plot: Nun's Cemetery, unmarked
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Mark McManus
Record added: Sep 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15851510
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