Biography of Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Norman

Descendants Family Trees:

William "Conqueror" I King England

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 8 Grand Daughter of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings England: Daughter of Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Kings Scotland: Grand Daughter of Malcolm III King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 10 Grand Daughter of Charles "Charlemagne aka Great" King Franks

Kings France: Great x 2 Grand Daughter of Robert "Pious" II King France

Timeline

On 07 Feb 1102 Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy was born to Henry "Beauclearc" I King England and Edith aka Matilda Dunkeld Queen Consort England

In 1110 Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy was sent to PLACES!$A$5124 in preparation for her marriage to

On 07 Jan 1114 Henry Salian and Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy were married

After 10 Jun 1128 Geoffrey Plantagenet Duke Normandy and Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy were married

On 05 Mar 1133 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England was born to Geoffrey Plantagenet Duke Normandy and Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy at Le Mans

On 01 Jun 1134 Geoffrey Plantagenet Count Nantes was born to Geoffrey Plantagenet Duke Normandy and Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy at Rouen or Argentan

On 22 Jul 1136 William Plantagenet was born to Geoffrey Plantagenet Duke Normandy and Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy at Argentan or Angers

First Battle of Lincoln

On 02 Feb 1141 the army of Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy commanded by Robert Normandy 1st Earl Gloucester defeated the army of Stephen I King England.Matilda's army included Ranulf Gernon 4th Earl Chester and Madog ap Maredudd Mathrafal Prince Powys. Stephen I King England, Gilbert Gaunt 1st Earl Lincoln, William "The Younger" Peverell and Ilbert Lacy 3rd Baron Lacy were captured. William "Fat" Blois 1st Earl Albermarle aka Aumale fought for Stephen, his cousin.

In 1144 Geoffrey Plantagenet Duke Normandy succeeded as Duke Normandy. Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy by marriage Duke Normandy.

Around May 1144 Roger Fitzmiles 2nd Earl Hereford and Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy were in Devizes.

Around 05 Jun 1152 Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks visited Fontevraud Abbey, Chinon where she met Matilda Anjou Abbess Fontevraud (her husband's Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 's aunt by marriage - Matilda Anjou Abbess Fontevraud had married William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy brother of his mother Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy who had died in the White Ship Disaster).

Henry II visits his mother in Rouen

Before Jan 1153 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England visited his mother Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy in Rouen to seek funds for his impending invasion of England.

Henry Holds Easter at Rouen

Around Mar 1154 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England returned to Rouen and met with his mother Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy, and his brothers. Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks joined them to celebrate Easter with their first son William Plantagenet IX Count Poitiers who met his father for the first time aged around eight months.

On 06 Jan 1156 Matilda Plantagenet Duchess Saxony was born to Henry "Curtmantle" II King England and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks at Windsor Castle (probably) and named after her paternal grandmother Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy.

On 10 Sep 1167 Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy died

After 10 Sep 1167 Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy was buried in Eure by Rotrou Newburgh Archbishop Rouen.Her tomb's epitaph reads 'Great by birth, greater by marriage, greatest in her offspring: here lies Matilda, the daughter, wife, and mother of Henry'.

After 1846 Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy was re-buried in Rouen Cathedral, Rouen.

1130-1154 Anarchy

Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy, daughter of Henry "Beauclearc" I King England, his only remaining legitimate child, and Stephen I King England, son of Adela Normandy Count Blois (daughter of William the Conqueror), waged war over the succession.

Ancestry

Father: Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

GrandFather: William "Conqueror" I King England

Great GrandFather: Robert "Magnificent" Normandy I Duke Normandy

Great Great GrandFather: Richard "Good" Normandy II Duke Normandy

Great Great GrandMother: Judith Penthièvre Duchess Normandy

Great GrandMother: Herleva Unknown

GrandMother: Matilda Flanders Queen Consort England

Great GrandFather: Baldwin "The Good" Flanders V Count Flanders

Great Great GrandFather: Baldwin "Bearded" Flanders IV Count Flanders

Great Great GrandMother: Ogive Luxembourg-Ardennes Count Flanders

Great GrandMother: Adela Capet Duchess Normandy

Great Great GrandFather: Robert "Pious" II King France

Great Great GrandMother: Constance Arles Queen Consort France

Mother: Edith aka Matilda Dunkeld Queen Consort England

GrandFather: Malcolm III King Scotland

Great GrandFather: Duncan "The Sick" I King Scotland

Great GrandMother: Bethóc Unknown Queen Consort Scotland

GrandMother: Margaret Wessex Queen Consort Scotland

Great GrandFather: Edward "The Exile" Wessex

Great Great GrandFather: Edmund "Ironside" I King England

Great Great GrandMother: Ealdgyth Unknown

Great GrandMother: Agatha Unknown