Bertrada

Bertrada

Bertrada (bĕrträˈdə), d. 783, Frankish queen, wife of Pepin the Short and mother of Charlemagne. She tried without success to reconcile Charlemagne and his brother Carloman. Also called Bertha of the Big Foot or Queen Goosefoot, she figures in Carolingian legend.
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A major victory for Bertradas critics came in December 1104, when Galo, newly appointed as Bishop of Paris (and previously Ivo's successor as dean of Saint-Quentin, Beauvais), forced both Bertrada and Philip to abjure sexual relations and only communicate with each other in the company of trusted witnesses.
Bertrada s criticism of ecclesiastical authority also deserves to be compared to that of Peter Abelard, who provides a detailed, if partisan account of intellectual debate in this period his Historia calamitatum, written around 1132.
He also put aside his first wife, Bertha, who had given him a son and successor, the future Louis VI, and from 1092 he lived with Bertrada de Montfort, wife of Count Fulk of Anjou.
His critics said that Philip was so besotted with Bertrada that he could not be bothered to attend to affairs of state.
Paul Hanagan is on the sidelines with flu but Moriarty proved an able deputy aboard Richard Fahey's filly, who stretched clear inside the final furlong to cosily repel Bertrada at odds of 12-1.
southwell: 1.40 Dubonai, 2.10 Bertrada, 2.40 Capital Lass, 3.10 Bernasconi, 3.40 Muara, 4.10 Turner's Touch, 4.40 Jojesse.
KEMPTON: 7.00 Nistaki, 7.28 Kalandara, 7.56 Bertrada, 8.24 Dr Thong, 8.52 Colloquial, 9.20 Artic Desert.
Charlemagne first became directly involved with italy as a result of the attempt by his mother, Bertrada, to marry him, in 770, to the Lombard princess Desiderata, daughter of the last Lombard king, Desiderius.
Stable's newly appointed apprentice Frankie Pickard is more than capable, and the 7lb claim, plus the filly's headgear, should enable Bertrada to reverse recent Southwell form with Ballyshane Spirit.
However, it may be worth noting she was hard at work approaching the final furlong and the runner-up Bertrada (matched at an in-running low of 3) was asked to make up ground from the rear, so the winner could be flattered by the result.
Bertrada showed bits of promise as a two-year-old last year but hinted at a lot better to come when she ran a sound race at Wolverhampton last month.