Kevin Patrick Mostyn Family - Person Sheet
Kevin Patrick Mostyn Family - Person Sheet
NameBrunhilda Of The Visigoths Queen Of The Franks, 42G Grandmother
MotherIngunda Of Thuringia (~500-)
ChildrenChildebert II (-596)
Web Notes notes for Brunhilda Of The Visigoths Queen Of The Franks
According to the book "Before France & Germany" by Patrick J Geary, ISBN 0-19-504458-4, p 151,
After Childebert's death in 596, Brunechildis attempted to control both Austrasia and Burgundy as guardian of her minor grandsons Theudebert II (regined 596-612) and Theuderic II (reigned 596-613).

"Brunechildis was brought before Chlothar [her nephew] who was boiling with fury against her. . . .She was tormented for three days with a diversity of tortures, and then on his orders was led through the ranks on a camel. Finally she was tied by her hair, one arm and one leg to the tail of an unbroken horse, and she was cut to shreds by its hoofs at the pace it went."

Her second husband was her nephew, son of her husband's brother.

From the middle of the sixth century, the Austrasian nobility profited from recurrent wars between the kings of Neustria and Austrasia. At the death of Chlotar I in 561, the kingdom of Austrasia passed to his son Sigebert I while his brother Chilperic I inherited Neustria. The two brothers proceeded to make war on each other. After the notorious Fredegund, wife of Chilperic, arranged for the murder of Sigebert, his widow, the Visigoth Brunhild, ruled Austrasia in the name of her son Childebert II and then on behalf of her grandsons Theudebert and Theideric. When in turn these two brothers raised arms against each other, Chlotar II of Neustria, the son of Chilperic, sought to intervene and subdue Austrasia on his own account. Brunhild's authoritarian manner had disaffected the Austrasian nobility, and in 613 they rallied behind Chlotar II. Among the leading men who worked for the defeat and death of Brunhild figured two ancestors of the Carolingians, Arnulf and Pippin.142
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