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Matilda the Empress of Normandy, Queen of England

Matilda the Empress of Normandy, Queen of England

Female Abt 1102 - 1167  (~ 65 years)

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  • Name Matilda the Empress of Normandy   [1
    Suffix Queen of England 
    Born Abt 7 Feb 1102  Winchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Acceded 7 Jan 1114 
    Holy Roman Empress, Queen of Germany 
    • Holy Roman Empress , Queen of Germany 7 January 1114 \endash 23 May 1125
    Acceded 7 Apr 1141 
    Lady of the English (disputed) 
    • Lady of the English (disputed) 7 April 1141 \endash 1 November 1141
    Name Matilda Augusta 
    _FSFTID LZ3N-YZK 
    _FSLINK https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=LZ3N-YZK 
    Died 10 Sep 1167  Abbey of Notre Dame Des Prés, Rouen, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Abbey of Notre Dame des Pres, Rouen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Acceded: Apr 1141

      «b»http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/PLANTAGENET.htm#MATILDA the Empress of Norman dy (Queen of England)
      «/b»
      She was designated Henry's heir, and on his death, Stephen siezed the throne and Matilda invaded England in 1139, inuagurating a period of in conclusive civil war. She and her second husband, Geoffrey, captured normandy and in 1152 the Treaty of Wallingford recognised Henry as Stephen's heir. Burke says she was betrothed in her eight year (1119) to Henry.


      «b»http://worldroots.com/gitte/famous/k/khshayarshaline.htm


      http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps05/ps05_440.htm«/b»


      «b»http://www.hull.ac.uk/php/cssbct/cgi-bin/gedlkup.php/n=royal?royal01395«/b»

      Granddaughter of William I , (The Conqueror) King of England .
      Matilda of Normandy was born circa February 1102 in Winchester, England . She was the daughter of Henry I Beauclerc, King of England and Matilda (Edith) Of Scotland . She married Henry V of Germany Holy Roman Emperor on 7 January 1114 in Mainz, Germany . She married Geoffrey V Plantagenet Comte d'Anjou et Maine on 17 June 1128 in Le Mans Cathedral, Le Mans, France . She died on 10 September 1167 in Abbey of Notre Dame des Pres, Rouen, France . The Empress Matilda was born in Winchester about 1102 and may have been a twin with her brother, William. Diplomacy had her engaged in 1109 to Emperor Heinrich V and she was married to him in 1114 when just over ten years old. Eleven years later the Emperor died, leaving her a childless widow. In 1120 her brother drowned and, in 1126, she was declared heir to her father. In the following year her father married off the Empress, then about twenty-four years of age, to the fourteen-year-old Geoffrey, Count of Anjou. Although apparently somewhat reluctant, she nevertheless bore three sons to him. In 1135 her father died and she was supposed to have become Queen-regnant. However, her cousin, Stephen de Blois, stepped in and, even though he had sworn to support Matilda, went to London where, with the support of the London citizens, he was crowned king on St. Stephen's Day 1135. Pope Innocent II acknowledged Stephen who bribed a great many of the barons as well as Matilda's uncle, David I, King of Scots. In the ensuing civil wars, Matilda was supported by her illegitimate half-brother, Robert, Earl of Gloucester. In February 1141, Stephen was captured and imprisoned at Bristol and so, on 7 April 1141, Matilda was proclaimed "Lady of the English." However, Stephen's supporters captured the Earl of Gloucester and had the two exchanged. Stephen had himself re-crowned and the civil war continued. In 1144 Normandy was taken by Geoffrey of Anjou, Matilda's husband. In 1148 Stephen feuded with the pope and, in 1153, Matilda's son, Henry, by now twenty years old, took Matilda's place while Matilda retired to Normandy. In 1153 a treaty was signed at Westminster by which it was decided that Stephen would remain king for life and Henry would be his successor. In 1154 Stephen died and Matilda, who remained in Normandy, survived until 1167 when she died at Rouen.«sup»1,2,3«/sup» Children of Matilda of Normandy and «u»Geoffrey V Plantagenet Comte d'Anjou et Maine«/u»:
      «u»Henry II Plantagenet, King Of England «/u»«b»+«/b» b. 5 Mar 1133, d. 6 Jul 1189
      «u»Geoffrey VI of Anjour Count of Nantes Anjou «/u» b. 1 Jun 1134
      «u»(?) William Count of Poitou «/u» b. 1136
      «b»Citations«/b»
      "«i»Burke's Guide to the Royal Family«/i»," London, 1973, p. 194.
      "«i»Handbook of British Chronology«/i»," Third Edition, Cambridge, 1996, E.B. Fryde, D.E. Greenway, S. Porter, I. Roy.
      "«i»Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists who came to America bef. 1700«/i»," 7th Edition, Frederick Lewis Weis, ref. 3.
      http://kerrysdavis.home.comcast.net/p32.htm

      See her biogrophy
      http://www.berkshirehistory.com/bios/matilda.html

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Matilda

      «i»Has ancestry chart in Wikipedia«/i»
    Person ID I2566  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 

    Father Henry I Beauclerc of Normandy, King of England,   b. Abt Sep 1068, Selby, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1135, St Denis-Le-Fermont, Near Gisors Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Matilda (Edith) of Scotland,   b. Between 1079 and 1080, Dunfermline Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1118, Westminster Palace, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married 11 Nov 1100  Westminster Abbey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F691  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Henry V of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor,   b. 11 Aug 1086, Goslar, Saxony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1125, Utrecht, Friesland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 7 Jan 1114  Mainz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F1265  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Geoffrey V the Fair Plantagenet, Count of Anjou and Maine,   b. 24 Aug 1113,   d. 7 Sep 1151, Château-Du-Loir, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 22 May 1128  Le Mans Cathedral, Anjou Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Fitzempress Henry II Curtmantle, King of England,   b. 25 Mar 1133, Le Mans, Anjou Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1189, Chinon Castle, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. Geoffrey VI of Anjou Plantagenet, Count De Nantes and Anjou,   b. 1 Jun 1134,   d. 26 Jul 1158, Nantes, Brittany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     3. William Plantagenet, Count De Poitou,   b. 22 Jul 1136, Argentan, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1164, Rouen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F429  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Great Seal of Matilda
    Great Seal of Matilda

  • Sources 
    1. [S27] http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/.