Married ‎± ABT. 1068 to:



woman Matilda Dunkeld of Scotland‏
Also known as: /Edith/, born ‎ Oct 1079 at Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland, died ‎ May 1, 1118 at Westminister Palace, London, England‎, 38 years
Neice of Edgar the Atheling, bringing together the pre conquest Saxonroyalty and the Norman royalty upon her marriage to Henry.

Edith - Margaret (Matilda) of Scotland, born in 1080 and died in 1118,married Henry I. Beauclerc, King of England, son of William I TheConqueror (ruler from 1066 to 1087) and his wife, Matilda of Flanders,who died in 1083. Matilda was educated at Wilton and Romsey Abbey whereshe said that her aunt, Christina, forced her to wear a black veil. Shethrew it on the ground whenever left alone, in spite of beatings. Whenher mother died she came to England to Edgar Atheling, her uncle. She wasa sister of King David of Scotland; she was a correspondent of Anselm andHildebert, Bishop of Le Mans, who wrote poetry about her. She was asymbol of the union of Saxon and Norman. She was Henry's Queen forseventeen years and six months, and died in her prime like most of herfamily. Henry and Matilda had a son and a daughter as follows:

1. William, Duke of Normandy, died in a shipwreck in 1119.

2. Matilda (Maud the Empress). See below.