Name: En Guillen or William VIII de Montpellier
Change Date: 23 FEB 2007
When the Emperor's envoys perceived this their will and determination, and that it would not be otherwise, they asked for time to consider the matter; they were allowed till next day. Whereupon the bishops and nobles who had come with her, seeing that the will of En Guillen de Montpellier, and of his Council, would ultimately prevail, they thought that they would make the marriage with this condition: that if there was a son or a daughter, begotten of En Guillen de Montpellier and the Emperor's daughter, and he or she should survive, he or she should be Lord of Montpellier. They therefore went back with this answer, and told Guillen de Montpellier and his Council that  they might do them hurt, or imprison them, or take her from them, but neither with their will nor with hers would they make that marriage except in this wise: That he (En Guillen), should promise them on oath and doing homage,(6) and all the men of Montpellier of ten years and upwards should also swear to it, that any son or daughter that might be born of the said marriage, should be Lord of Montpellier, whether a man or a woman. These terms were put down in writing, whereupon En Guillen de Montpellier, having first taken counsel of his nobles and of his Council, granted the terms, and thus was the marriage made. And En Guillen de Montpellier had by that lady a daughter named Mary.
And in after time there was a treaty of marriage between my father, King Don Pedro, and the daughter of En Guillen de Montpellier, who was Lady of that city and of all its appurtenances, it being stipulated that she should give  herself and Montpellier and all its appurtenances. And so was the marriage made, and her title increased, for she was henceforward called Queen Dona Maria.
Father: Guillaume VII de Montpellier
Mother: Mathilde de Bourgogne
- Marie de Montpellier
- Text: THE CHRONICLE OF JAMES I OF ARAGON
John Forster, trans.
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