Geoffrey II of Vendôme
When his brother-in-law Bouchard III died, he inherited Vendôme. He took part in the war between the brothers, the counts of Anjou, Geoffrey III and Fulk IV. He originally supported Fulk, but reversed his allegiance and was imprisoned by Lancelin de Beaugency only to be released in 1090 with a ransom.
He followed his predecessors into conflict with the Trinity Abbey, Vendôme and was excommunicated. In penitence, he took part in the Crusade of 1101 as part of the army of William IX and died in 1102 a prisoner in Arab hands following the siege of Ascalon.
With his wife, Euphrosine, sister of Bouchard IV, he had three sons:
- Geoffrey III, who succeeded in Vendôme
- Escivard, who succeeded in Preuilly
- Engelbaud (1062–1115), Archbishop of Tours
- Comtes de Vendôme (Seigneurs de Preuilly) (archive)
- Prof. J. S. C. Riley-Smith, Prof, Jonathan Phillips, Dr. Alan V. Murray, Dr. Guy Perry, Dr. Nicholas Morton, A Database of Crusaders to the Holy Land, 1099-1149 (available on-line