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Matilda of Flanders (c.1031 – 2 Nov 1083), Duchess of Normandy, Queen of England
Matilda was the daughter of Baudouin/Baldwin V, called of Lisle, Count of Flanders, and his second wife, Adèle or Adela Capet, the daughter of Robert II and sister of Henry I, kings of France. Matilda was a descendant of Alfred, king of the West Saxons, through his daughter Ælfthryth, wife of Count Baldwin II. Matilda was Alfred's great, great, great, great, great grand daughter (see WikiTree's Relationship Finder).
Matilda had 2 brothers:
Although a marriage between Matilda and William, the Bastard, duke of Normandy had been forbidden by the council of Rheims held by Pope Leo IX in 1049, they did marry, in 1050 or 1051, in Rouen. Pope Nicolas II granted them a dispensation for their marriage during the Lateran Council of 1059. In atonement for her marriage, Matilda was required to build the abbey of Holy Trinity for nuns at Caen and its church was consecrated on 18 June 1066.
Matilda and William had four sons and possibly six daughters: #Robert Curthose, born 1051 or 1052, died 1134, Duke of Normandy;
Matilda presented William a ship, the Mora, which had on the prow a golden image of a boy, holding a horn in one hand and pointing the way to England with the other, for his own use in the invasion of England in 1066.
Matilda was regent of Normandy during William's absence in 1066-7 assisted by a council headed by Roger de Beaumont. During William's latter absences in England she resumed ruling Normandy with her oldest son Robert.
William sent men of high rank to escort Matilda to England for her coronation, and a large number of nobles and ladies accompanied her from Normandy. She was crowned and anointed Queen by Aldred, archbishop of York at Westminster on 11 May 1068.
Matilda spent little time in England, being occupied in Normandy with the affairs of the Duchy. When her eldest son Robert was exiled by his father, Matilda supported him with large gifts of gold and silver and other valuables.
Matilda died in Normandy on 3 November after a prolonged illness and was buried at Caen in the church she had built, Abbey of Sainte-Trinité which is also known as Abbaye aux Dames.
Additional note.(Wikipedia) The abbey was founded as a Benedictine monastery of nuns in the late 11th century by William the Conqueror and his wife Matilda of Flanders as the Abbaye aux Dames ("Women's Abbey"). Matilda, who died in 1083, was buried in the choir under a slab of black marble. Construction of the abbey was not completed until 1130.
Matilda made her son Henry the heir of her English property and bequeathed her crown and other ornaments of state to her church at Caen.
Additional notes on her burial (Royal Tombs of Medieval England) William's wife Matilda, died on 2 November 1083, and was buried in the abbey church of La Trinite, her own Benedictine foundation in Caen. According to Orderic Vitalis, Matilda's tomb was decorated with gold and jewels, like that of her husband. The tomb was opened in 1562 (apparently by Calvinists), and in 1702 Matilda's remains were installed beneath the original grave-slab in the eleventh-century choir, slightly to the east of what is believed to be its original position.
WILLIAM the Conqueror, Duke (or Count) of Normandy, 1035-87, King of England, 1066-87, illegitimate son of Robert, Duke of Normandy, by his mistress, Arlette (or Herleve) [see Appendix, Line A for his ancestry}. He was probably born at Falaise 1027-28. He married about 1050 (marriage prohibited 1049, dispensation dated 1059, they being related by near kinship within the 7th degree) MAUD OF FLANDERS, daughter of Baudouin V, Count-Marquis of Flanders, by Adele, daughter of Robert II, King of France [see Appendix, Line B for her ancestry]. They had four sons, Robert Curthose [Duke of Normandy], Richard, William II Rufus [King of England], and Henry [I] [King of England, Duke of Normandy, Count of Cotentin], and five daughters, Alice (or Adelise) (nun at St Leger in Preaux), Maud, Constance, Cecily [Abbess of Holy Trinity, Caen], and Adele (wife of Etienne Henri, Count of Blois). Maud, died 2 November 1083, and was buried at Sainte-Trinite in Caen. Her tombstone with inscription carved round the edge has survived.
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On 11 May 2017 at 05:09 GMT Michael Barnes wrote:
On 10 May 2017 at 14:06 GMT Andrea (Stawski) Pack wrote:
This makes Matilda the 27th great grandmother of Walter.
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