Count Baldwin FLANDERS, IV
(Abt 967-1034)
(Abt 981-1030)
King Robert FRANCE, II
Queen Constance Arles De Toulouse FRANCE
(Abt 986-1032)
Count Baldwin FLANDERS, V
(Abt 1000-1066)
Princess Adela FRANCE
Queen Matilda Flanders ENGLAND
(Abt 1031-1083)


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King William Normandy ENGLAND, I

Queen Matilda Flanders ENGLAND 1

  • Born: Abt 1031, , Flanders, Belgium
  • Married: 1050-1053, Castle, Angi, Normandy, France
  • Died: 2 Nov 1083, Caen, Calvados, Normandy, France
  • Buried: Church, Holy Trinity, Caen, Calvados, Normandy, France

   Other names for Matilda were ENGLAND Queen, FLANDERS Countess, Maud, FLEMING, Mathilda and Matild.

   Ancestral File Number: 8XHZ-T2. User ID: 151277957.

   General Notes:

Countess of FLANDERS, Queen of ENGLAND 1066 on Accession of William I,
Coronation at Westminster Whit Sunday 1068, Buried Eglise De La Sainte Trinitbe, Caen, Normandie.

The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905, Ch I, p29:
[1068] "Once more for a moment the land seemed to be at peace, and William was justified in looking upon himself as now no longer merely the leader of a military adventure, seeking to conquer a foreign state, but as firmly established in a land where he had made a new home for his house. He could send for his wife; his children should be born here. It should be the nativeland of future generations for his family. Matilda came soon after Easter, with a distingushed train of ladies as well as lords, and with her Guy, Bishop of Amiens, who Orderic tells us, had already written his poem on the war of William and Harold. At Whitsuntide, in Westminster, Matilda was crowned queen by Archbishop Aldred. Later in the summer Henry, the future King Henry I, was born, and the new royal family had completely identified itself with the new kingdom."

The Oxford Book of Royal Anecdotes, Elizabeth Longford, 1991, Oxford Univ Press, pxix: "Normans and Plantagenets Genealogy: Matilda of Flanders, died 1083."

A History of the English Speaking People Winston S Churchill Vol I The Birth of Britain Dodd Mead &Co p156:
"All this story is told with irresistible charm in the tapestry chronicle of the reign commonly attributed to William's wife, Queen Matilda, but acutally designed by English artists under the guidance of his half-brother, Odo, Bishop of Baueux. It is our course the Norman version, and was for generations proclaimed by their historians as a full justification- and already even in those days aggressors needed justifications- of William's invasion of England..."
p157: " his marriage with Matilda, daughter of the Count of Flanders, [William of Normandy] had acquired a useful ally on his eastern flank."
p167: "...Within two years of the conquest Duchess Matilda, who ruled Normandy in William's absence, cameacross the sea to her coronation at Westminster on Whit Sunday 1068, and later in the year a son, Henry, symbol and portent of dynastic stability, was born on English soil."
p169: "...Queen Matilda was a capable regent at Rouen, but plagued by the turbulence of her sons..."

The Story of Civilization, Will Durant, Vol IV, The Age of Faith, Bk IV, The Dark Ages, Ch XIX, The Decline of the West, Sec III, France, p481: "William fell in love with the beautiful Matilda, daughter of Baldwin, Count of Flanders; he was not disconcerted by her two children and her living but separated husband; she sent William away with insults saying that she `would rather be a veiled nun than marry a bastard'; he persevered, won her, and married her despite the denunciations of the clergy. He deposed Bishop Malger and Abbot Lanfranc for condemning the marriage, and burned down part of the abbey of Bec in his rage. Lanfranc persuaded Pope Nicholas II to validate the union; and William, in atonement, built a Caen the famous Norman Abbaye aux Hommes. By this marriage Willam allied himself with the Count of Flanders; in 1048 he had already signed an entente with the king of France. Having so guarded and garnished his flanks, he proceeded, at the age of thirty-nine, to conquer England."

World Ancestral Chart No. 31759 Ancestors of Warren Cash 1760.

Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8XHZ-T2, and 9NR1-PS Bur Eglise DE La Sainte Trinitbe, Caen, Normandie.

   Marriage Information:

Matilda married King William Normandy ENGLAND, I, son of Duke Robert NORMANDY, I and Herleve De FALAISE, in 1050-1053 in Castle, Angi, Normandy, France. (King William Normandy ENGLAND, I was born on 14 Oct 1024-1025 in Castle, Falaise, Calvados, France, christened on 14 Oct 1066 in Norman Conquest, Hastings, Sussex, England, died on 9 Sep 1087 in Hermentruvilleby, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France and was buried in Abbey, St Stephen, Caen, Calvados, France.)


1 Ancestral File Ver 4.19, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998.

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