[Lotharingia after 959, created by Joostik, Source: Wikimedia Commons]
[Seal of Lothar II, 9th century, source: Wikimedia Commons]
*Hincmar’s views on the subject are not as certain as this document makes them out to be. Politics, more than anything, governed his views on any given subject at any given time. He seems to have tended to oppose divorce in general, but the strength of his protest depended heavily on political convenience. Additionally, he had fairly strong ties to Charles the Bald, and therefore strong reasons to protest the divorce.
**Quite possibly with the help of his sister-in-law, Angelberga.
***Why he was there is somewhat unclear. Some claim he was there to beg forgiveness for the whole affair, others say he was making one final plea for the dissolution of his marriage to Theutberga.
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Stafford, Pauline. Queens, Concubines, and Dowagers: the King's Wife in the Early Middle Ages. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1983.
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