Matilda the Empress of Normandy Queen of England  25
- Born: Abt 7 Feb 1102, Winchester, England
- Marriage (1): Henry V of Germany Holy Roman Emperor  on 7 Jan 1114 in Mainz, Germany
- Marriage (2): Geoffrey V the Fair Plantagenet Count of Anjou and Maine  [9CWR-L35] on 22 May 1128 in Le Mans Cathedral, Anjou
- Died: 10 Sep 1167, Abbey of Notre Dame Des Prés, Rouen, France about age 65
- Buried: Abbey of Notre Dame des Pres, Rouen, Normandy, France
Another name for Matilda was Matilda Augusta.
FamilySearch ID: LZ3N-YZK.
Acceded: Apr 1141
http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/PLANTAGENET.htm#MATILDA the Empress of Norman dy (Queen of England)
She was designated Henry's heir, and on his death, Stephen siezed the throne and Matilda invaded England in 1139, inuagurating a period of in conclusive civil war. She and her second husband, Geoffrey, captured normandy and in 1152 the Treaty of Wallingford recognised Henry as Stephen's heir. Burke says she was betrothed in her eight year (1119) to Henry.
Granddaughter of William I , (The Conqueror) King of England .
Matilda of Normandy was born circa February 1102 in Winchester, England . She was the daughter of Henry I Beauclerc, King of England and Matilda (Edith) Of Scotland . She married Henry V of Germany Holy Roman Emperor on 7 January 1114 in Mainz, Germany . She married Geoffrey V Plantagenet Comte d'Anjou et Maine on 17 June 1128 in Le Mans Cathedral, Le Mans, France . She died on 10 September 1167 in Abbey of Notre Dame des Pres, Rouen, France . The Empress Matilda was born in Winchester about 1102 and may have been a twin with her brother, William. Diplomacy had her engaged in 1109 to Emperor Heinrich V and she was married to him in 1114 when just over ten years old. Eleven years later the Emperor died, leaving her a childless widow. In 1120 her brother drowned and, in 1126, she was declared heir to her father. In the following year her father married off the Empress, then about twenty-four years of age, to the fourteen-year-old Geoffrey, Count of Anjou. Although apparently somewhat reluctant, she nevertheless bore three sons to him. In 1135 her father died and she was supposed to have become Queen-regnant. However, her cousin, Stephen de Blois, stepped in and, even though he had sworn to support Matilda, went to London where, with the support of the London citizens, he was crowned king on St. Stephen's Day 1135. Pope Innocent II acknowledged Stephen who bribed a great many of the barons as well as Matilda's uncle, David I, King of Scots. In the ensuing civil wars, Matilda was supported by her illegitimate half-brother, Robert, Earl of Gloucester. In February 1141, Stephen was captured and imprisoned at Bristol and so, on 7 April 1141, Matilda was proclaimed "Lady of the English." However, Stephen's supporters captured the Earl of Gloucester and had the two exchanged. Stephen had himself re-crowned and the civil war continued. In 1144 Normandy was taken by Geoffrey of Anjou, Matilda's husband. In 1148 Stephen feuded with the pope and, in 1153, Matilda's son, Henry, by now twenty years old, took Matilda's place while Matilda retired to Normandy. In 1153 a treaty was signed at Westminster by which it was decided that Stephen would remain king for life and Henry would be his successor. In 1154 Stephen died and Matilda, who remained in Normandy, survived until 1167 when she died at Rouen.1,2,3 Children of Matilda of Normandy and Geoffrey V Plantagenet Comte d'Anjou et Maine:
Henry II Plantagenet, King Of England + b. 5 Mar 1133, d. 6 Jul 1189
Geoffrey VI of Anjour Count of Nantes Anjou b. 1 Jun 1134
(?) William Count of Poitou b. 1136
"Burke's Guide to the Royal Family," London, 1973, p. 194.
"Handbook of British Chronology," Third Edition, Cambridge, 1996, E.B. Fryde, D.E. Greenway, S. Porter, I. Roy.
"Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists who came to America bef. 1700," 7th Edition, Frederick Lewis Weis, ref. 3.
See her biogrophy
Has ancestry chart in Wikipedia
Noted events in her life were:
• Acceded: Holy Roman Empress, Queen of Germany, 7 Jan 1114. Holy Roman Empress , Queen of Germany 7 January 1114 \endash 23 May 1125
• Acceded: Lady of the English (disputed), 7 Apr 1141. Lady of the English (disputed) 7 April 1141 \endash 1 November 1141
Matilda married Henry V of Germany Holy Roman Emperor  [MRIN: 1265], son of Henry IV (Heinrich) of Germany Holy Roman Emperor  [L6SW-KHF] and Bertha of Savoy , on 7 Jan 1114 in Mainz, Germany. (Henry V of Germany Holy Roman Emperor  was born on 11 Aug 1086 in Goslar, Saxony and died on 23 May 1125 in Utrecht, Friesland.)
Matilda next married Geoffrey V the Fair Plantagenet Count of Anjou and Maine  [9CWR-L35] [MRIN: 429], son of Fulk V The Younger of Anjou Count of Anjou  and Ermengard of Maine  [9CDY-NC9], on 22 May 1128 in Le Mans Cathedral, Anjou. (Geoffrey V the Fair Plantagenet Count of Anjou and Maine  [9CWR-L35] was born on 24 Aug 1113, died on 7 Sep 1151 in Château-Du-Loir, France and was buried in St. Julian's Church, Le Mans, Anjou.)