Blanche of Castile

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Blanche of Castile

(bläNsh, kăstēl`), 1185?–1252, queen of Louis VIII of France and regent during the minority (1226–34) of their son Louis IXLouis IX
or Saint Louis,
1214–70, king of France (1226–70), son and successor of Louis VIII. His mother, Blanche of Castile, was regent during his minority (1226–34), and her regency probably lasted even after Louis reached his majority; she was his
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. A forceful and capable ruler, she checked the coalitions of the great lords and frustrated the attempt (1230) of Henry IIIHenry III,
1207–72, king of England (1216–72), son and successor of King John. Reign
Early Years

Henry became king under a regency; William Marshal, 1st earl of Pembroke, and later Pandulf acted as chief of government, while Peter des Roches
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 of England to regain his father's lands in France. She remained a lifelong adviser to Louis IX, was again regent on his departure (1248) for the Holy Land, and was coregent with her son Alphonse from 1250 until her death.
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teau de la Souche, 1 rue Blanche de Castille, BP 70204
The Scarlets' Heineken opponents continued their, shall we say, unusual tradition for shocking shirts when they unveiled an Andy Warhol-style third strip for this season, inset, complete with rows of images of the face of a 13th-century French queen, Blanche de Castille, in varying shades of pink, yellow, green, blue and red, not to mention the dashing denim-look sleeves.
Inspired by Andy Warhol, it features the multicoloured head of Blanche de Castille, wife of Louis VII.
The club have just unveiled their latest garish strip ahead of tonight's big Heineken Cup kick off - an Andy Warhol-inspired jersey which depicts the face of Blanche de Castille, the wife of Louis VIII.