The Ingeborg Psalter: Queenship, Legitimacy, and the Appropriation of Byzantine Art in the West
Ingeborg of Denmark married Philip II Augustus, king of France, on August 14, 1193. After a single night of marriage, Philip developed such a violent hatred for the young princess that, immediately following their coronation and anointing at Amiens Cathedral the next day, he demanded the return of his young bride to Denmark.1 Whatever caused Philip’s abrupt and bizarre behavior remains a mystery;2 but at an assembly at Compiègne in November 1193, the king forced his uncle, the Archbishop William of Reims (who had performed the couple’s sacre), to annul the marriage on the pretext of consanguinity.3
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