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 Matilda of Flanders

Matilda of Flanders

Birth
Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Death 3 Nov 1083 (aged 52–53)
Caen, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Burial Caen, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot in the choir under a slab of black marble
Memorial ID 8375320 · View Source
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British monarch, Queen consort of William the Conquerer. Daughter of Baldwin V, Count of Flanders and Adela Capet, she married William in 1051. While her husband invaded England, she took over ruling Normandy in his absence. She was crowned Queen of England in 1068, though she spent little time there. She was known for her formidable temper, and William was apparently faithful to her. She had 9 children, seven of whom survived. She died in Normandy after a long illness, and was buried in the abbey she founded. It is reported that William became tyrannical after her death.

Bio by: Kristen Conrad



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  • Originally Created by: Kristen Conrad
  • Added: 11 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8375320
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Matilda of Flanders (1030–3 Nov 1083), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8375320, citing Saint-Trinitie Church, Caen, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .