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  • The story of her relationship to S. Peter has no foundation whatever; it rests on an etymological mistake, by which the name Petronilla is treated as a diminutive of Petrus, as is Plautilla of Plautius or

    Pagan and Christian Rome

  • Before its redesignation as the resting place for the remains of the saint, the chapel of St. Petronilla was the imperial mausoleum of Honorius.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • He then returned (1137) to his monastery, leaving Petronilla under the guardianship of Ramón.

    5. Aragon

  • On Alfonso's death, Aragon chose his brother, Ramiro, a monk who emerged from retirement long enough to marry and produce a daughter, Petronilla, whom he betrothed to Ramón Berenguer IV (1131–62), count of Barcelona.

    5. Aragon

  • On his marriage to Petronilla in 1150, Ramón became king of Aragon.

    5. Aragon

  • Petronilla, rounded and comfortable and grey, bade him in and would have offered all the small attentions that provide a wall between suspicious people, if he had not at once given her the worn and much-used leaf of vellum on which Godith had, somewhat cautiously and laboriously, inscribed her trust in the messenger, and her name.

    One Corpse Too Many

  • 'There was one more thing happened that day,' said Petronilla, as Cadfael rose to take his leave.

    One Corpse Too Many

  • Petronilla would weep for her lamb's departure, but rejoice for her safe delivery and apt escort.

    One Corpse Too Many

  • He had half expected that the door would remain sealed like a tomb, and those within silent, and he would not have blamed them; but, instead, the door was flung wide, and there was Petronilla beaming and opening her arms to him as if to a saviour.

    One Corpse Too Many

  • He was at the door when Petronilla said grievingly at his shoulder: 'And he seemed such a fine young lad, this Torold Blund!

    One Corpse Too Many

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