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Genghis Khan's wife, Börte was kidnapped by the Merkits tribe, and reportedly also given away as a wife. Börte would be Genghis' only empress, though he would take several morganatic wives in addition.

Although Temujin was only 16 at the time, he was head of his tribe and she was chosen in an arranged marriage to cement an alliance between his Borjigin clan and her Qongirat tribe. It would take Genghis 8 months to rescue his bride, and there is doubt about the parentage of her (their?) first son, Jochi, due to the long delay.


Additionally Stephen of Blois, soon to be King of England, attempted to kidnap his cousin (the future Empress) Matilda after being exchanged by Matilda for her half-brother Robert of Gloucester following her successful kidnap of Stephen.

That makes Stephen a successfully kidnapped prince (Are you listening, Paper Bag Princess?) and Matilda an unsuccessfully kidnapped princess. I don't know if there was an attempt by either to marry the other.


Thanks to @bof for reminding me of Pocahontas as well, who was kidnapped and held for ransom by the colonists of Jamestown and subsequently married John Rolfe. She was a daughter of Powhatan, the paramount chief of an alliance of Algonquian tribes in what is now coastal Virginia.

Genghis Khan's wife, Börte was kidnapped by the Merkits tribe, and reportedly also given away as a wife. Börte would be Genghis' only empress, though he would take several morganatic wives in addition.

Although Temujin was only 16 at the time, he was head of his tribe and she was chosen in an arranged marriage to cement an alliance between his Borjigin clan and her Qongirat tribe. It would take Genghis 8 months to rescue his bride, and there is doubt about the parentage of her (their?) first son, Jochi, due to the long delay.


Additionally Stephen of Blois, soon to be King of England, attempted to kidnap his cousin (the future Empress) Matilda after being exchanged by Matilda for her half-brother Robert of Gloucester following her successful kidnap of Stephen.

That makes Stephen a successfully kidnapped prince (Are you listening, Paper Bag Princess?) and Matilda an unsuccessfully kidnapped princess. I don't know if there was an attempt by either to marry the other.

Genghis Khan's wife, Börte was kidnapped by the Merkits tribe, and reportedly also given away as a wife. Börte would be Genghis' only empress, though he would take several morganatic wives in addition.

Although Temujin was only 16 at the time, he was head of his tribe and she was chosen in an arranged marriage to cement an alliance between his Borjigin clan and her Qongirat tribe. It would take Genghis 8 months to rescue his bride, and there is doubt about the parentage of her (their?) first son, Jochi, due to the long delay.


Additionally Stephen of Blois, soon to be King of England, attempted to kidnap his cousin (the future Empress) Matilda after being exchanged by Matilda for her half-brother Robert of Gloucester following her successful kidnap of Stephen.

That makes Stephen a successfully kidnapped prince (Are you listening, Paper Bag Princess?) and Matilda an unsuccessfully kidnapped princess. I don't know if there was an attempt by either to marry the other.


Thanks to @bof for reminding me of Pocahontas as well, who was kidnapped and held for ransom by the colonists of Jamestown and subsequently married John Rolfe. She was a daughter of Powhatan, the paramount chief of an alliance of Algonquian tribes in what is now coastal Virginia.

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Genghis Khan's wife, Börte was kidnapped by the Merkits tribe, and reportedly also given away as a wife, though recovered fairly quickly. Börte would be Genghis' only empress, though he would take several morganatic wives in addition.

Although Temujin was only 16 at the time, he was head of his tribe and she was chosen in an arranged marriage to cement an alliance between his Borjigin clan and her Qongirat tribe. It would take Genghis 8 months to rescue his bride, and there is doubt about the parentage of her (their?) first son, Jochi, due to the long delay.


Additionally Stephen of Blois, soon to be King of England, attempted to kidnap his cousin (the future Empress) Matilda after being exchanged by Matilda for her half-brother Robert of Gloucester following her successful kidnap of Stephen.

That makes Stephen a successfully kidnapped prince (Are you listening, Paper Bag Princess?) and Matilda an unsuccessfully kidnapped princess. I don't know if there was an attempt by either to marry the other.

Genghis Khan's wife, Börte was kidnapped by the Merkits tribe, reportedly also given away as a wife, though recovered fairly quickly. Börte would be Genghis' only empress, though he would take several morganatic wives in addition.

Although Temujin was only 16 at the time, he was head of his tribe and she was chosen in an arranged marriage to cement an alliance between his Borjigin clan and her Qongirat tribe. It would take Genghis 8 months to rescue his bride, and there is doubt about the parentage of her (their?) first son, Jochi, due to the long delay.


Additionally Stephen of Blois, soon to be King of England, attempted to kidnap his cousin (the future Empress) Matilda after being exchanged by Matilda for her half-brother Robert of Gloucester following her successful kidnap of Stephen.

That makes Stephen a successfully kidnapped prince (Are you listening, Paper Bag Princess?) and Matilda an unsuccessfully kidnapped princess. I don't know if there was an attempt by either to marry the other.

Genghis Khan's wife, Börte was kidnapped by the Merkits tribe, and reportedly also given away as a wife. Börte would be Genghis' only empress, though he would take several morganatic wives in addition.

Although Temujin was only 16 at the time, he was head of his tribe and she was chosen in an arranged marriage to cement an alliance between his Borjigin clan and her Qongirat tribe. It would take Genghis 8 months to rescue his bride, and there is doubt about the parentage of her (their?) first son, Jochi, due to the long delay.


Additionally Stephen of Blois, soon to be King of England, attempted to kidnap his cousin (the future Empress) Matilda after being exchanged by Matilda for her half-brother Robert of Gloucester following her successful kidnap of Stephen.

That makes Stephen a successfully kidnapped prince (Are you listening, Paper Bag Princess?) and Matilda an unsuccessfully kidnapped princess. I don't know if there was an attempt by either to marry the other.

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Genghis Khan's wife, Börte was kidnapped by the Merkits tribe, reportedly also given away as a wife, though recovered fairly quickly. Börte would be Genghis' only empress, though he would take several morganatic wives in addition.

Although Temujin was only 16 at the time, he was head of his tribe and she was chosen in an arranged marriage to cement an alliance between the two tribeshis Borjigin clan and her Qongirat tribe. It would take Genghis 8 months to rescue his bride, and there is doubt about the parentage of her (their?) first son, Jochi, due to the long delay.

 

Additionally Stephen of Blois, soon to be King of England, attempted to kidnap his cousin (the future Empress) Matilda after being exchanged by Matilda for her half-brother Robert of Gloucester following her successful kidnap of Stephen.

That makes Stephen a successfully kidnapped prince (Are you listening, Paper Bag Princess?) and Matilda an unsuccessfully kidnapped princess. I don't know if there was an attempt by either to marry the other.

Genghis Khan's wife, Börte was kidnapped by the Merkits tribe, reportedly also given away as a wife, though recovered fairly quickly. Börte would be Genghis' only empress, though he would take several morganatic wives in addition.

Although Temujin was only 16 at the time, he was head of his tribe and she was chosen in an arranged marriage to cement an alliance between the two tribes. It would take Genghis 8 months to rescue his bride, and there is doubt about the parentage of her (their?) first son, Jochi, due to the long delay.

Additionally Stephen of Blois, soon to be King of England, attempted to kidnap his cousin (the future Empress) Matilda after being exchanged by Matilda for her half-brother Robert of Gloucester

Genghis Khan's wife, Börte was kidnapped by the Merkits tribe, reportedly also given away as a wife, though recovered fairly quickly. Börte would be Genghis' only empress, though he would take several morganatic wives in addition.

Although Temujin was only 16 at the time, he was head of his tribe and she was chosen in an arranged marriage to cement an alliance between his Borjigin clan and her Qongirat tribe. It would take Genghis 8 months to rescue his bride, and there is doubt about the parentage of her (their?) first son, Jochi, due to the long delay.

 

Additionally Stephen of Blois, soon to be King of England, attempted to kidnap his cousin (the future Empress) Matilda after being exchanged by Matilda for her half-brother Robert of Gloucester following her successful kidnap of Stephen.

That makes Stephen a successfully kidnapped prince (Are you listening, Paper Bag Princess?) and Matilda an unsuccessfully kidnapped princess. I don't know if there was an attempt by either to marry the other.

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