Count Peter SAVOY, II
- Born: , Savoy, France
- Died: Abt 1268, , Savoy, France
Another name for Peter was SAVOY Count.
Count of SAVOY.
A History of The Plantagenets, Vol II, The Magnificent Century, Thomas B Costain 1951, Doubleday & Co, p141:
"The start had been more than auspicious, but Henry promptly destroyed the fine effect of it by not sending back the large train of attendants accompanying the Queen. Louis of France had packed them all off as soon as he married Marguerite (Blanche of Castile, that managingwoman, saw to it), but Henry liked them so much he could not part with them. Three uncles had come to England with the Queen. One of them, William, the bishop-elect of Valence, gained an immediate hold over Henry, who considered him wise and enlightened and listened to everything he said. Peter of Savoy, another of the trio, a very handsome and superior-mannered man, made such an impression on the gullible Henry that he was created Earl of Richmond and given (or, rather, sold for three feathers) a strip of most valuable land on the Thames for the building of a permanent home which became known as the Savoy. The third uncle, Amadeus, was also given valuable lands, which he promptly sold at a fine price. Even Thomas of Savoy, the father of this brood, was given a grant of a groat on every sack of English wool which passed through his territory."
The Political History of England 1216-1377, Vol III, T F Tout, 1905, AMS Press, p56: "... William [of Valence]'sdeath left more room for his kinsfolk and followers...William's brother, Peter of Savoy, lord of Romont and Faucigny, was invited to England in the same year. In 1241 he was invested with the earldom of Richmond, which a final breach with Peterof Brittany had left in the king's hand. Peter, the ablest member of his house, thus became its chief representative in England..."
p61: "[Abt 1237]...All England watched with interest the progress of the emperor's arms. Peter of Savoy led anEnglish contingent to fight for Frederick [II] against the Milanese, and Matthew Paris, the greatest of the English chroniclers, narrates the campaign of Corte Nuova with a detail exceeding that which he allows to the military enterprises of his own king..."