The Chronicle of San Juan de la Peña: A Fourteenth-Century Official History of the Crown of Aragon

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against the Saracens the wars that they were waging against each other. When King Alfonso received this apostolic command, he determined in his heart and vowed in reverence to God to make a journey to Santiago de Compostela.210 While making his pilgrimage, he negotiated peace and concord among the Christian kings of Spain through his emissaries. While making that pilgrimage, he sowed peace and harmony among them, where discord had ruled before. The greatest honor was shown to him by those with whom he became acquainted. The king did this to please God and obey the apostolic commands. He was unable to unite all of the rulers but in large measure brought them into harmony.

He then returned to his own land, where he found such a great want prevailing that the people were dying of famine, a famine that prevailed in almost the entire world.211 Moved by compassion and mercy, and in reverence of God, the king proceeded through his lands, distributing food to people about to perish from hunger. Traveling through his lands in this fashion, he came to the town of Perpignan, where he held a conference with the nobles and barons of Provence.

The count of Urgell at that time was Ermengol [VII, 1154-1184 ], who was killed along with his brother, Gauceran of Sales, by Christians in the city of Valencia, in the Year of Our Lord 1184.212

After some time had passed, the king was in Perpignan, confined by a grave illness, and made his testament, in which he named Pedro as his heir in the kingdom of Aragon and the counties of Barcelona, Besalú, Rosselló, and Cerdanya, and his son Alfonso in the county of Provence.

In the forty-second year of his age, he gloriously departed this life, in the Year of Our Lord 1196.213 He had reigned for thirty-four years, eight months, and eighteen days.


Chapter 34
KING PEDRO [II, 1196-1213] AND HIS DEEDS

King Alfonso's son, Pedro el Católico, reigned after him in the kingdom and counties named above. He was surnamed "the Catholic" because he was a supporter of the Church.214

The king's younger son, Alfonso, succeeded to the county of Provence [II, 1196-1209]. This very noble man married the niece of the count of Forcalquier, from whom he had a son called Ramón Berenguer [V, 1209- 1245], who succeeded him as count of Provence.

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