Magdelona

French - Daughter of the king of Naples. She fell in love with Pierre of Provence and they eloped together. A raven seized her jewel-bag and dropped it in the sea and Pierre nearly lost his life in trying to retrieve it. She was asleep at the time and, when she awoke and found Pierre missing, she assumed that he had deserted her. She then sailed to Provence where she established a hospital for the poor and sick on a small island. Here, years later, she was re-united with Pierre who had been saved from the sea by pirates who sold him to a sultan who later set him free and gave him much wealth. Sometimes called Magdelona.

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