man William I "The Conqueror" King Of England‏‎, son of Robert I "The Magnificent" Duke Of Normandy and Arlette Herleve De Falaise‏.
Born ‎ Oct 14, 1027 at Falais, Calvados, France, baptized ‎ 1066 at Norman Conquest, As An Adult;, died ‎ Sep 9, 1087 at Hermenbraville, Seine-Maritime, France‎, 59 years, buried ‎ UNKNOWN at Abbey Of St Step, Caen, Calvados, France


Married ‎± 1053 at Eu, Seine-Inferieure, France (approximately 30 years married) to:

woman Matilda (Maud) Flanders [Queen England]‏‎, daughter of Baudouin V Count Of Flanders and Adele Princess Of France‏.
Born ‎ 1032 at Flanders, France, died ‎ Nov 3, 1083 at Caen, Calvados, France‎, 50 or 51 years, buried ‎ UNKNOWN at Church Of Holy Trinity, Caen, 1st marriage to: Gherbod The Fleming, ‎2nd marriage to: William I "The Conqueror" King Of England

Weis' "Ancestral Roots. . ." (121:23), (162:23), (169:23).
An interesting story is told in Cokayne's "Complete Peerage"(Gloucester). According to the Tewkesbury Abbey Chronicle, Brictric, sonof Algar, otherwise known as Brictric Mawr, a great thegn of the time ofEdward the Confessor, held, with Tewkesbury, various lordships inWorcester, Gloucester, Somerset, and other counties. Maud [Matilda],afterwards wife of WILLIAM THE CONQUERER, in her youth wished tomarry Brictric, who refused her. When she became Queen, sheimprisoned him, and on his death shortly afterwards his manors, the
(later) honour of Gloucester, were given to her.
For many years it was assumed that Gundred, who married William de Warrene, was a daughter of William I and Matilda (as indicated in The Plantagenet Ancestry). However it is now known that Gundred was a daughter of Gherbod the Fleming (as indicated in Ancestral Roots). The following information strongly suggests that Gundred's mother was Matilda (thus the mistaken notion that she was daughter of William I).

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Had Matilda of Flanders as many husbands as Adelaide, Countess of Ponthieu, and, like her, issue by each? What was the real cause of the inhibition of her marriage with William, Duke of Normandy,


man [Prince] Robert II "Curthose" Duke Of Normandy [Prince]‏‎
Born ‎± 1054 at Normandy, France, died ‎ Oct 2, 1134 at Cardiff Castle, Glamorganshire, Wales‎, approximately 80 years, buried ‎ at Died An Old MAN As Prisoner Of Henry I

Ancestral File Number: 8XHZ-V7
man [Prince] Richard England [Prince]‏‎
Born ‎± 1055 at Normandy, France, died ‎ 1081 at New Forest, Hampshire, England‎, approximately 26 years

Ancestral File Number: 8XHZ-WD
woman [Countess Of Bloise Adela Princess Of England [Countess Of Bloise‏‎
Born ‎± 1062 at Normandy, France, died ‎ Mar 8, 1136-1137 at Marsigny, Charente-Maritim, France‎, approximately 75 years, buried ‎ at Caen, Calvados, France

Adela, French AD.LE (b. 1062?--d. 1137), daughter of William I the Conqueror of England and his wife, Matilda of Flanders, and mother of Stephen, king of England, whose right to the throne derived through her. She was married to Stephen, earl of Meaux and Brie, in 1080 at Breteuil. Upon the death of his father in 1090, her husband succeeded to the earldom of Blois and Chartres. She appears to have played an active role in the administration of her husband's lands, regularly witnessing his charters, took an active interest in civil and ecclesiastical affairs, and was instrumental in rebuilding the catherdral of Chartres in stone. Having inherited her father's appetite and ability to rule, she became regent in 1095 when she persuaded her popular but weak-willed husband to join the First Crusade to the Holy Land. Although in charge of the central funds of the Crusade, Stephen deserted at Antioch in 1098, understandably enough in face of overwhelming odds. Unfortunately for his reputation, the crusaders survived and succeeded in capturing Jerusalem in 1099. After Stephen's return home in 1099, Adela waged a sustained campaign of bullying and moral blackmail that extended into their bedroom where, between intercourse, she would urge Stephen to think of his reputation and return to the Holy Land. In the end, her nagging worked and Stephen departed east once more in 1101, to meet a satisfactorily noble death at Ramlah in 1102. No longer a coward's wife but more congenially a hero's widow, Adela continued to rule Blois-Chartres during the minority of her sons. Anselm, her guest and teacher in 1097, was often entertained by her during 1103 and 1105 and she affected a temporary reconciliation between him and her brother, Henry I, who lavished patronage on her second son, Stephen, and appointed a third, Henry, bishop of Winchester, the richest see in England. In 1107 Adela entertained Pope Pascal during Easter and in the following year was hostess to Bohemund of Antioch. She made her son Theobald her successor in 1109, and persuaded him to join her brother Henry I against France in 1117. In 1120 she retired to the abbey of Marcigny-sur-Loire where she died in 1137. By all accounts a forceful personality, Adela's qualities were not uncommon among women artistocrats, although more often they found an outlet in the running of nunneries. Adela's secular career, as de facto ruler for more than a decade of one of the most powerful principalities of northern France, is exceptional testimony to the power of breeding as well as to her own determination. She was a benevolent patroness of churches and monasteries. Although married to a French count and living to see a son crowned king of England, she chose to be buried beside her mother at Caen under an inscription 'Adela, filia regis'. She was always the Conqueror's daughter. [Sources: Who's Who in Early Medieval England, Christopher Tyerman, Shepheard-Walwyn, Ltd., London, 1996; EncyclopEdia Britannica CD, 1997]
woman [Princess] Cecilia England [Princess]‏‎
Born ‎± 1055 at Normandy, France, died ‎ Jul 13, 1127 at Caen, Calvados, France‎, approximately 72 years
man King Henry I "Beauclerc" England King‏
Born ‎ 1068 at Selby, Yorkshire, England, baptized ‎ Aug 5, 1100 at Selby, Yorkshire, England, died ‎ Dec 1, 1135 at Lyons-La-Foret, Normandy, France‎, 66 or 67 years, buried ‎ Jan 4, 1136 at Reading Abbey, Reading, Berkshire, England

Henry I was born in the year 1068---a factor he himself regarded as highly significant, for he was the only son of the Conqueror born after the conquest of England, and to Henry this meant he was heir to the throne. He was not an attractive proposition: he was dissolute to a degree, producing at least a score of bastards; but far worse he was prone to sadistic cruelty---on one occasion, for example, personally punishing a rebellious burgher by throwing him from the walls of his town.

At the death of William the Conqueror, Henry was left no lands, merely 5,000 pounds of silver. With these he bought lands from his elder brother Robert Curthose, Duke of Normandy, only to see them taken back again a few years later by Robert, in unholy alliance with his brother William Rufus.

Henry could do little to avenge such treatment, but in England he found numerous barons who were tired of the exactions and ambitions of their king. He formed alliances with some of these, notably with the important de Clare family. He and some of the de Clares were with William Rufus on his last hunting expedition, and it is thought that the king's death was the result of Henry's plotting.

Certainly he moved fast to take advantage of it; leaving Rufus's body unattended in the woods, he swooped down on Winchester to take control of the treasury. Two days later he was in Westminster, being crowned by the Bishop of London. His speed is understandable when one realises that his elder brother, Robert [Curthose], was returning from the crusade, and claimed, with good reason, to be the true heir.

Henry showed great good sense in his first actions as King. He arrested Ranulph Flambard, William's tax-gatherer, and recalled Anselm, the exiled Archbishop. Furthermore, he issued a Charter of Liberties which promised speedy redress of grievances, and a return to the good government of the Conqueror. Putting aside for the moment his many mistresses, he married the sister of the King of Scots, who was descended from the royal line of Wessex; and lest the Norman barons should think him too pro-English in this action, he changed her name from Edith to Matilda. No one could claim that he did not aim to please.

In 1101 Robert Curthose invaded, but Henry met him at Alton, and persuaded him to go away again by promising him an annuity of
woman [Princess] Margaret England [Princess]‏‎
Born ‎ 1059 at Normandy, France, died ‎before 1112‎, at most 53 years
man William II "Rufus" England‏‎
Born ‎± 1060 at Normandy, France, died ‎ Aug 1, 1100 at New Forset While Hunting‎, approximately 40 years, buried ‎ Aug 2, 1100 at Winchester Cathederal
woman Adelaide (Adeliza The Nun) Of Normandy‏‎
Born ‎± 1055, died ‎ 1065‎, approximately 10 years
woman [Princess] Constance Of Normandy [Princess]‏‎
Born ‎ 1061 at Normandy, France, died ‎ Aug 13, 1090 at England‎, 28 or 29 years, buried ‎ at St Edmondsbury, Suffolk, England

Ancestral File Number: 8XJ0-26
woman [Princess] Gundred-Gundrada Of Fleming [Princess]‏‎
Born ‎± 1055 at Normandy, France, died ‎ May 27, 1085 at Castle Acre, Norfolk, England‎, approximately 30 years, buried ‎ at Priory Of Lewes, Sussex, England

Ancestral File Number: 8PTS-DN
woman [Princess] Agatha England [Princess]‏‎
Born ‎± 1064 at Normandy, France, died ‎before 1080 at Calvados, France‎, buried ‎ at Bayeux, Calvados, France

Ancestral File Number: 8XJ0-4J
woman [Princess] Anna England [Princess]‏‎
Born ‎± 1066 at Normandy, France, died ‎ Dec‎

Ancestral File Number: 8XJ0-5P
woman Matilda Dau Of William Of Normandy‏‎

2nd marriage/ relation
man William I "The Conqueror" King Of England‏‎, son of Robert I "The Magnificent" Duke Of Normandy and Arlette Herleve De Falaise‏.

Married/ Related to:

woman Maud De Ingelrica‏‎
Born ‎ 1032 at St Martin's Le Grand, London, Middlesex, England, died ‎ Dec‎