This is what led to the NORMAN CONQUEST: the last real Wessex king was Edward the Confessor, who died childless. The throne was taken by King Harold, his wife's nephew. But Edward had preferred his Norman cousin William for the job. William felt he had been swindled, and proceeded to invade and conquer. William's son King Henry MARRIED the House of Wessex and fathered Matilda, the mother of Henry II, so both houses came together in one king, problem solved!
Henry II (1154-89) Arguably one of the most effective Kings ever to wear the English crown and the first of the great Plantagenet dynasty, the future Henry II was born at Le Mans, Anjou on 5th March, 1133.