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 Emma of Normandy

Emma of Normandy

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Death 6 Mar 1052 (aged 63–64)
Burial Winchester, City of Winchester, Hampshire, England
Memorial ID 8723 · View Source
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English Monarch. Queen consort of King Ethelred the Unready and King Canute. The daughter of Richard, Duke of Normandy and his wife Gunnora. Emma married Ethelred in 1002, and gave birth to two sons, Albert and Edward (the future King Edward the Confessor). When the Danish invaded England in 1013, Emma escaped to Normandy with her sons. Her sons remained there, but Emma returned in 1016 to marry the new king, Canute. She had one son, Hardicanute. When Canute died in 1035, her sons Edward and Alfred returned from Normandy to overthrow Canute's illegitimate son, Harold Harefoot. Alfred was captured, but Edward escaped back to Normandy with his mother. When Emma's son Hardicanute assumed the throne, she retired to Winchester, where she died, aged about 54.

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  • Added: 5 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8723
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emma of Normandy (988–6 Mar 1052), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8723, citing Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, City of Winchester, Hampshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .