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  • William "The Conqueror", I, King Of England, Duke of NormandyFather | Male
    William "The Conqueror", I, King Of England, Duke of Normandy

    Born  Abt 1027  Falaise, Falaise, , Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  9 Sep 1087  Rouen, , Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Caen, , Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  1053  [1, 2, 3]   
    Father  Robert "The Magnificent", I, Duke Of Normandy | F3114 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Herleve, Of Falaise | F3114 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Matilda, Of Flanders

    Born  1032   
    Died  3 Nov 1083   
    Buried     
    Father  Baldwin, V, Count Of Flanders | F6800 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Adela, Of France | F6800 Group Sheet 

    Henry "Beauclerc", I, King Of EnglandChild 1 | Male
    Henry "Beauclerc", I, King Of England

    Born  Between May 1068 and May 1069  , , , England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1 Dec 1135  Lyons-La-For„et, , Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Reading Abbey, Reading, , Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  CANMORE Matilda, Of Scotland, Queen Consort | F3109 
    Married  11 Nov 1100   
    Spouse  Adeliza, Of Louvain | F5188 
    Married  2 Feb 1121   

    Child 2 | Male
    Robert "Curthose", II, Duke Of Normandy

    Born  Abt 1052   
    Died  10 Feb 1134   
    Buried    Cathedral Church Of St Peter And The Holy And Indivisible Trinity, Gloucester, , Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Male
    William "Rufus", II, King Of England

    Born  Abt 1060   
    Died  2 Aug 1100   
    Buried    Winchester, , Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Female
    Adela, Countess Of Blois

    Born     
    Died  Abt 1137   
    Buried     

  • Notes  Married:
    • From The Age of the Crusaders, Vol. 6 by James M. Ludlow, p. 21:

      When William of Normandy, afterwards the Conqueror of England, learned that Baldwin of Flanders had refused him his daughter Matilda in marriage, the chronicle says "he forced his way into the countess's chamber, found the daughter, took her by the tresses, dragged her about the room, and trampled her under his feet." The young lady does not seem to have been grieved by the violence of the wooing, but rather to have acquired a better appreciation of the lordly qualities of her future husband. We may be permitted to doubt the accuracy of this story, but the fact that it was so early chronicled and generally believed atteset the popular taste. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S166] A Chronological Abridgment of the History of Great Britain, Antoine Franūcois Bertrand Moleville, (London, England: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1812.), p. 124, 125. (Reliability: 3), 5 Apr 2011.

    2. [S85] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, Frederick Lewis Weis and Kaleen E. Beall, (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992.), p. 118. (Reliability: 3), 12 Apr 2011.

    3. [S623] History of the Markham Family, David Frederick Markham, (London, England: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1854.), p. 21. (Reliability: 4), 4 May 2013.