April 1151 / Affligem Abbey, Flanders (Or Reading?)
Adeliza of Louvain was the second wife of King Henry I of England and also known as Adela. She was the daughter of Godfrey of Louvain, Duke of Brabant descended from Charles the Great. She marrried Henry in 1121 (or 1120). After Henry's death in 1135 Adeliza married William de Albini, also known as William d'Aubigny. The castle at Arundel formed part of Adeliza's dowry and she and her husband used it as their main accommodation. When Henry's daughter Matilda came to England to fight King Stephen for the English throne Matilda asked her step-mother Adeliza for help. In her later years Adeliza returned to Flanders and lived at Affligem Abbey where she may be buried.
The castle at Shrewsbury was granted by Henry to his second wife Adeliza. The command of the castle was given to Fitz-Alan. ¹
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Selection of references used:
1. E.B.D'Auvergne, The English Castles, 1926
2. John Timbs & Alexander Gunn, Abbeys, Castles and Ancient Halls of England & Wales (North), 1872