Matilda of Flanders (c. 1031 – 2 November 1083) was the wife of William the Conqueror and, as such, Queen consort of the Kingdom of England. She bore William nine children, including two kings, William II and Henry I.
William the Conqueror born 1028, died September 9th, 1087. Married to Matilda of Flanders in 1053. Matilda was born in 1032 and died November 2nd, 1083. Matilda was a seventh generation direct descendant of Alfred the Great and was an eleventh descendant of Charlemagne through her maternal grandfather Robert II of France. Ancestor
William I (circa 1028 – 9 September 1087), usually known as William the Conqueror and sometimes as William the Bastard,[a] was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087. Descended from Viking raiders, he had been Duke of Normandy since 1035 under the title of William II. After a long struggle to establish his power, by 1060 his hold on Normandy was secure, and he launched the Norman conquest of England in 1066.
Map of William the Conqueror’s campaigns and the route of Harold and his army on a forced march from York to Hastings in a desperate attempt to stop the invading Normans while still battling Viking invasions in the north.
Tomb of William the Conqueror in Abbaye-aux-Hommes, in Caen, Normandy. William I, also known as William the Conqueror (Guillaume le Conqu�rant), was the first Norman King of England from Christmas 1066 until his death. He was also Duke of Normandy from 3 July 1035 until his death, under the name William II. [He & wife, Matilda Flanders, are my ancestors.. BK Thigpen]