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Matilda

(c. 1030—1083) queen of England, consort of William I.


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Duchess of Normandy and queen of England, b. c.1030, da. of Baldwin V of Flanders; m. William, duke of Normandy, c.1051; d. 3 Nov. 1083; bur. Caen.

After an initial difficulty over consanguinity had been overcome, by the couple agreeing to found two abbeys at Caen, Matilda's marriage to William I proved fruitful and close. Matilda frequently acted as regent during her husband's absences in England and did her best to keep the peace between him and their quarrelsome sons.

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