|Born||circa 1031||Born At|
|Born||circa 1031 /|
Family Tree Details
Matilda (of Flanders) (b.1031? - d.1083)
+William (I, the Conqueror, King of England 1066-1087) (b.1028 - d.1087)
= Robert (II, Duke of Normandy 1087-1106) (b.1051? - d.1134)
| +Sybilla (of Conversano)
| = Clito, William ( - d.1128)
= Richard (Son of William the Conqueror) ( - d.1081)
= William (II, Rufus, King of England 1087-1100) (b.1057 - d.1100)
= Henry (I, King of England 1100-1135) (b.1068 - d.1135)
| +Matilda Edith (of Scotland) (b.1080? - d.1118)
| | = William (Adelin) (b.1103 - d.1120)
| | = Matilda (Empress Maud) (b.1102 - d.1167)
| | +Geoffrey (Plantagenet, 'The Fair', Count of Anjou) ( - d.1151)
| | | = Henry (II, King of England 1154-1189) (b.1133 - d.1189)
| | | = Geoffrey (VI of Anjou)
| | | = William (Count of Paitin) (b.1136 - d.1164)
| | +Henry (V of Germany)
| +Adeliza (of Louvain) (b.1103 - d.1151)
| +Corbet, Sybilla (Lady of Alcester)
| = Sybilla (of Normandy) (b.1092? - d.1122)
| +Alexander (I, King of Scotland 1107-1124) (b.1077 - d.1124)
= Cecilia (Daughter of William the Conqueror)
= Constance (of Normandy) (b.1066? - d.1090)
= Adela (of Normandy) (b.1067? - d.1137)
+Stephen (count of Blois) (b.1045? - d.1102)
= Theobald (V)
= Stephen (of Blois, king of England 1135-1154) (b.1100 - d.1154)
| +Matilda (Countess of Boulogne, Queen of England) ( - d.1152)
| = Baldwin (of Boulogne) (b.1126 - d.1135?)
| = Eustace (IV, Count of Boulogne) (b.1129? - d.1153)
= Henry (of Blois, Bishop of Winchester) (b.1096? - d.1171)
Mistresses are shown in italic
In spite of objections from Pope Leo, William married Matilda hs cousin, the daughter of Baldwin V, Earl of Flanders and Adela of France.
William the Conqueror and Matilda attended the dedication of Matilda's church, the Holy Trinity at Caen. To show their devotion they gave their daughter Cecilia to the church to be raised as a nun. ¹
William brought his wife Matilda of Flander to England to crown her Queen of England. Matilda's coronation took place at Westminster Abbey and the ceremony was performed by the archbishop of York. ¹
Henry, the future king of England, was born at Selby in Yorkshire. ¹
Possibly with the the help of Matilda, his mother, the rebellious Robert was reconciled with his father William.
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A Medieval Mystery
There appear to be some strange connections between the fourteenth century Old Wardour Castle and ancient stone circle Stonehenge.
Old Wardour Castle appears to be aligned to ancient sites in the Stonehenge landscape.
Stonehenge is aligned to the Summer Solstice. Old Wardour has a very similar alignment.
Could the builders of Old Wardour used mesaurements from Stonehenge to layout the geometrical keep?