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Matilda, Of Flanders

Female 1032 - 1083  (51 years)Deceased


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  • Name  Matilda, Of Flanders  [1, 2, 3
    Suffix  Of Flanders 
    Born  1032  [2
    Gender  Female 
    Coronation  1068  [4
    Died  3 Nov 1083  [2
    Age  51 years 
    Person ID  I10342  One Big Family Tree
    Last Modified  4 May 2013 

    Father  Baldwin, V, Count Of Flanders,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Adela, Of France,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F6800  Group Sheet

    Family  William "The Conqueror", I, King Of England, Duke of Normandy,   b. Abt 1027, Falaise, Falaise, , Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1087, Rouen, , Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: ~ 60 years 
    Married  1053  [2, 5, 6
    • From The Age of the Crusaders, Vol. 6 by James M. Ludlow, p. 21:

      When William of Normandy, afterwards the Conqueror of England, learned that Baldwin of Flanders had refused him his daughter Matilda in marriage, the chronicle says "he forced his way into the countess's chamber, found the daughter, took her by the tresses, dragged her about the room, and trampled her under his feet." The young lady does not seem to have been grieved by the violence of the wooing, but rather to have acquired a better appreciation of the lordly qualities of her future husband. We may be permitted to doubt the accuracy of this story, but the fact that it was so early chronicled and generally believed atteset the popular taste. [5]
    Children 
     1. Henry "Beauclerc", I, King Of England,   b. Between May 1068 and May 1069, , , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1135, Lyons-La-ForŃet, , Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: ~ 67 years
     2. Robert "Curthose", II, Duke Of Normandy,   b. Abt 1052,   d. 10 Feb 1134  Age: ~ 82 years
     3. William "Rufus", II, King Of England,   b. Abt 1060,   d. 2 Aug 1100  Age: ~ 40 years
     4. Adela, Countess Of Blois,   d. Abt 1137
    Last Modified  4 May 2013 
    Family ID  F3113  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S165] Library of Universal History and Popular Science, Israel Smith Clare and George Edwin Rines, (New York, NY: The Bancroft Society, 1910.), Vol. 7: p. 2241. (Reliability: 3), 1 Apr 2011.

    2. [S85] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, Frederick Lewis Weis and Kaleen E. Beall, (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992.), p. 118. (Reliability: 3), 12 Apr 2011.

    3. [S230] Genealogical & Personal Memoirs Relating to the Famlies of the State of MA, Wililam Richard Cutter and William Frederick Adams, (New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1910.), Vol. 3: p. 1424. (Reliability: 3), 9 Jul 2011.

    4. [S166] A Chronological Abridgment of the History of Great Britain, Antoine Fran­cois Bertrand Moleville, (London, England: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1812.), p. 125. (Reliability: 3), 5 Apr 2011.

    5. [S623] History of the Markham Family, David Frederick Markham, (London, England: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1854.), p. 21. (Reliability: 4), 4 May 2013.

    6. [S166] A Chronological Abridgment of the History of Great Britain, Antoine Fran­cois Bertrand Moleville, (London, England: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1812.), p. 124, 125. (Reliability: 3), 5 Apr 2011.