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House of Normandy



William the Conqueror, on the Bayeux Tapestry.
From here.




William the Conqueror (see here),
born 1028, descendant of Charlemagne.
Led Norman invasion of England 1066.
The first Norman King of England. Reigned 1066-1087.
He mar Matilda of Flanders [descendant of Charlemagne and of Alfred the Great].
He built Windsor Castle, the chief Royal residence in England, 1075.
Matilda died 1083, bur Abbaye aux Dames in Caen, Normandy.
He died 1087, bur Abbaye aux Hommes (Church of St. Stephen) in Caen, Normandy.
William and Matilda had issue:


  1. William II (Rufus), King of England,
    reigned 1087-1100.


  2. Adela of Normandy,
    mar Stephen, Count of Blois
    and had issue:

    1. Stephen, King of England,
      reigned 1135-54 (House of Blois).


  3. Henry I (Beauclerc),
    King of England, reigned 1100-35.






William the Conqueror, on the Bayeux Tapestry.
See full size. From here.



An evocative plaque on an old building in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, NE France.
It says that from this port, William the Conqueror left in 1066 at the head of a fleet to invade England.
Photo 2014. See full size and wider shot.
See close-up of plaque.
See street view.



Tomb of William the Conqueror, Church of St. Stephen, Caen.
19th century memorial. The original tomb was destroyed in the French Revolution.
From here. Used with permission.
See other shot. From here. See terms of use.
See other shot from here. From Shirley's Royal Ancestors site. Used with permission.
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Tomb of William the Conqueror.
See full size. From here. Used with permission.
See other shot from here. From Shirley's Royal Ancestors site. Used with permission.



Tomb of Matilda of Flanders, Abbaye aux Dames, Caen.
From here. From Shirley's Royal Ancestors site. Used with permission.
See other shot from Brannon Tate. Used with permission.





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