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Duke William-of-Normandy.William the Conqueror . . . William I of England. He is our 27th Great Grandfather on Mother's Father's side. He married Matilda of Flanders. We also related to him on the Norton's side, LaRue's side England, British History, British Monarchy, English History, Sons, Families History, King Williams, Families Trees, Normandy
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William the Conqueror, King of England (1028-1087)-The descendant of Viking raiders, he had been Duke of Normandy since 1035 under the style 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. The rest of his life was marked by struggles to consolidate his hold over England and his continental lands and by difficulties with his eldest son.
BALDWIN IV COUNT OF FLANDERS 980–1035. He was the son of Arnulf II, Count of Flanders. His mother was Rozala of Lombardy. Baldwin first married Ogive of Luxembourg. He later married Eleanor of Normandy daughter of Richard II of Normandy. His granddaughter, Matilda of Flanders, would go on to marry William the Conqueror starting the line of Anglo-Norman Kings of England. 30th G GRANDFATHER
Matilda of Flanders, Queen of England-According to legend, when Duke William II of Normandy (later known as William the Conqueror) sent his representative to ask for Matilda's hand in marriage, she told the representative that she was far too high-born to consider marrying a bastard.