Richard I of England 'the Lionheart' wife Berengaria of Navarre was born circa 1165 the eldest daughter of Sancho VI 'the Wise' King of Navarre and Sancha of Castile. She had 3 brothers, Sancho (the future King Sancho VII of Navarre), Ferdinand and Ramiro, Bishop of Pamplona and two sisters Constance and Blanche of Navarre, who married Count Theobald III of Champagne.
Berengaria was described as having dark hair and eyes, "petite, and a fine musician... in all things, a suitable consort for a king". Ambroise, a contemporary Norman minstrel, described her as "elegant and prudent".
While our doors are temporarily closed at the Berengaria Art & Sculpture Park the Gallery remains open online, bringing the nation's art to the nation's homes