Matilda of Flanders

The Bayeux Tapestry and Matilda of Flanders

This article was written by Lydia. The Bayeux Tapestry, on its way to Britain for its first ever overseas exhibition, immediately conjures up images of William the Conqueror and Harold Godwinson. The medieval masterpiece tells the story of their battle for the throne of England, the triumph of William and that arrow in the eye. [read more]

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Anne of York

Finding a King and maybe a Princess at Reading Abbey

Richard III’s discovery and burial have prompted the search for another King. King Henry I was the son of William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders. He had two legitimate children, William Adelin, who drowned in the White Ship disaster and Matilda, whose son Henry would eventually follow Henry’s nephew Stephen on the throne. Henry [read more]

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Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

Burial places of the Queens and Consorts of England

Funeral cortege of Elizabeth I of England Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury – Shaftesbury Abbey (Shaftesbury, UK) Ruins Ælfgifu – Winchester Cathedral (Winchester, UK) Elfrida – Wherwell Abbey (Wherwell, UK) Demolished Ælfgifu of York – Unknown Ealdgyth (wife of Edmund Ironside) – Unknown Emma of Normandy – First in Old Minster Cathedral (Winchester,UK). Bones now in Winchester Cathedral (Winchester, UK) [read more]