12th-century English chronicler and diplomat, Roger de Hoveden, describes what happened to the ship carrying Berengaria, future wife of Richard the Lionheart, based on the narrative of Benedict, Abbot of Peterborough:
On Good Friday (April 12), about the ninth hour of the day, a fearful wind, coming from the south, scattered his navy. The King, with his part of the fleet, took shelter in the Isle of Crete and then at Rhodes. But the great buss on board which were the queen of Sicily and the king of Navarre’s daughter, with many intimate friends of the king, and along with it two other busses were driven by stress of tempest to Cyprus, the King being quite ignorant what had become of them.
When the storm gave over, the King sent out galleys to look for the ship that held his sister and the king of Navarre’s daughter. And they were found outside the harbour of Limassol.
As for the two other ships, that accompanied this one as far as Limassol, they had perished; and many knights and servants belonging to the king’s suite were drowned (at the same time). Amongst these, alas! There was drowned master Roger Mulus Catulus, the king’s vice-chancellor. The king’s seal, which he used to wear hung around his neck, was found later.