Keyword: l’Épau Abbey

French campaign to give Richard the Lionheart's wife a sheltered tomb

A public appeal for donations has been made to bring an end what some see as a curse on the disputed remains of Berengaria of Navarre, wife of Richard the Lionheart who died in 1230, and to relocate her tomb to the Cistercian abbey which she founded, near the town of Le Mans, after centuries of vandalism and displacement.