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Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror and Queen consort of England [My ancestors.. BK Thigpen]

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]

Henry I, King of England - The fourth son of William the Conqueror, Henry succeeded his elder brother William II as King in 1100 and defeated his eldest brother, Robert Curthose, to become Duke of Normandy in 1106. He married Princess Matilda of Scotland to unite the Normans and Saxons.

Matilda of Flanders, queen consort of England and wife of William the Conqueror, by Carle Elshoecht (1850). Luxembourg Garden, Paris. Photo by Tosca

Trying to relearn my history. I hope you enjoy my attempt. Egbert 827-839 The first king of England [I think not. Perhaps it was Brutus the Britain [875 BC?] or descendant, Llud of Ludgate the son of Beli the Great. They are the Mawr line from the Trojans & High Druid Kings, my ancestors; & married into the original Christian family... BK Thigpen]

ELEANOR OF CASTILE, QUEEN OF ENGLAND by The Lost Gallery, via Flickr. Eleanor of Castile, Queen consort of England. She was queen consort of King Edward I Longshanks Plantagenet. Ancestor

Youngest son of Queen Eleanor (of Aquitaine) and Henry II, John was king of England from April 1199 to October 1216. He impoverished England, was forced to sign the Magna Carta in 1215 and inspired the Robin Hood legend. He was a greedy, violent, malicious, cruel, ruthless, lecherous, self-indulgent and callous. He betrayed his friends, father, brothers, wife, and country. [Ancestor of BK Thigpen]

King John Lackland my 23rd great grandfather Directly descended from 3 of his children: Joan, Princess of Wales (illegitimate) Richard of Dover (FitzJohn / FitzRoy) (illegitimate) and Henry III King of England

Blanche of Artois - 21st Maternal Great Grandmother, wife of Edmund "Crouchback" Plantagenet and daughter of Robert Capet, Prince of France. [My ancestors.. BK Thigpen]

Llywelyn ap Iorwerth 1172-April 11 1240 (Llywelyn I, 'The Great'), who united and ruled Wales for forty years of fractious peace with England until his death in 1240. Probably born at Dolwyddelan in the Conwy Valley, ap Iorwerth was buried at Aberconwy Abbey. [My ancestor... BK Thigpen]

King of England funeral masks at Tower of London