Robert Curthose (1054 - 1134). Eldest son of William I and Matilda of Flanders. Robert and his father did not get along leading William to want to disinherit Robert. He gave Robert the Duchy of Normandy and gave England to his second son, William Rufus. Robert launched a failed rebellion against his brother in 1088. When William II died his younger brother Henry I seized the throne, and Robert tried to invade again in 1101. In 1106 Henry took over Normandy from Robert. De Robert, Gloucester Fin S Xiii, Curtho En, Curthos 1054, Robert Curthos, Catedral De Gloucester, Disinherit Robert, Curthos En, Gloucester Cathedral
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King William II (reigned 1087-1100). The third son of William I of England. He had powers over Normandy and influence in Scotland. He was less successful in extending control into Wales. William is commonly known as William Rufus, perhaps because of his red-faced appearance.
Prince Robert Curthose (1054 - 1134). Eldest son of King William I and Queen Matilda of Flanders. His father hated him and gave him Normandy instead of England when he died. He tried to invade England twice but failed. His brother Henry I took over Normandy in 1106. He married Sybilla of Conversano and had one son.
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. Generation 27 on our family tree.
William the Conqueror William was born in around 1028, in Falaise, Normandy. William was duke of Normandy and, as William I, the first Norman king of England. He defeated and killed the last Anglo-Saxon king of England, King Harold II, at the Battle of Hastings. He was known as 'William the Bastard' to his contemporaries.