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Also Known As: "Ikenai", "Hikenai", "mistress of Henry II"
Birthplace: Greater London, England
Death: circa 1233 (91-108)
Immediate Family:

Partner of Henry II "Curtmantle", king of England
Mother of Peter, Archdeacon of Lincoln and Geoffrey, Archbishop of York

Occupation: Concubine
Managed by: Pam Wilson (may be slow to respond)
Last Updated:

About Ykenai


HENRI d’Anjou, son of GEOFFROY "le Bel/Plantagenet" Comte d'Anjou et de Maine & his wife [Empress] Matilda [Maud] of England (Le Mans, Anjou 5 Mar 1133-Château de Chinon 6 Jul 1189, bur Abbaye de Fontevrault[370]).

Mistress (1): ([1150/51]) IKENAI, daughter of ---. Walter Mapes names "Ykenai" as mother of Geoffrey Bishop of York[381]. She and her son arrived at King Henry's court soon after his accession[382].

From The Henry Project

by Ykenai/Hikenai:

Walter Map [pp. 479, 495, with two different spellings], an enemy of Geoffrey's, is the only known source for the name of Geoffrey's mother, and refers to Geoffrey's mother as a prostitute ( publica, meretrix), suggesting that Geoffrey was really a son of one of her other lovers. However, Geoffrey's status as a son of Henry does not seem to have been doubted by his contemporaries, and Walter's statement seems to be no more than malicious gossip.

Also the mother, by a different man, of Peter, Archdeacon of Lincoln

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Ykenai's Timeline

Greater London, England
Westminster, Middlesex, England
Woodstock Manor, England
Age 100