Although Louis VI had initially supported the commune at Laon, his decision to enter the city in 1112, following Gaudrys murder, marked a decisive effort to reassert French royal authority in the city.
Given the intensity of Norman incursions into the French royal domain over these years, culminating in the Norman sacking of the Ile-de-la-cite in March 1111 while Louis VI was at Melun, it was not surprising that Louis VI should seek to reassert Paris as a political centre.
For the Latin original, see Suger, Vie de Louis VI le gros, ed.
On the ineffectiveness of ecclesiastical moves to censure Philip and Bertrada, see Bournazel, Louis VI, pp.
21-77; for a summary of Stephens career, see Jean Dufour, Recueil des actes de Louis VI roi de France (1108-1137), 4 vols (Paris: Boccard, 1992-94), III, 38-42.
16) Suger reports that Philip was married to the daughter of Gui Trousseau (1104) and given the castle at Maintes by Louis VI, who two years later re-captured that castle from him, Suger (Vie de Louis VI, c.
17) Hugh of Flavigny, Chronicon, in RHGF, xiii (1869), 625; Bournazel, Louis VI, p.
cxxxix-cxl; Dufour, Recueil des actes, Ill, 155-56; and Bournazel, Louis VI, pp.