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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

William ∆theling, Duke of Normandy

Male 1103 - 1120  (17 years)


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  • Name William ∆theling  
    • ∆thel is an Anglo-Saxon prefix denoting "throne-worthy." [1]
    Suffix Duke of Normandy 
    Born 5 Aug 1103  Winchester Castle, Winchester, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Nov 1120  Barfleur, Normandy Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    • Drowned. The death of William created a succession crisis that unravelled the Norman-Angevin detente achieved with his marriage. Upon the death of Henry, Norman and Angevin partisans rallied to Stephen of Blois and Matilda of England, respectively. The result has come down to us described as "The Anarchy."
    The White Ship Disaster
    The White Ship Disaster
    Person ID I11671  Dickinson
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2018 

    Father Henry I, King of England,   b. 1068, Selby, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1135, Lyons-la-ForÍt, Normandy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Eadgyth-Matilda of Scotland,   b. Abt 1081, Dunfirmline, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1118, Westminster Palace, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 11 Nov 1100  Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F2999  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice-Matilda d'Anjou, Dss of Normandy,   b. Abt 1110, County of Anjou, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1154, Fontevraud, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married 1119  Lisieux, Normandy Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F3379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Aug 1103 - Winchester Castle, Winchester, Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1119 - Lisieux, Normandy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Nov 1120 - Barfleur, Normandy Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S439] Saxons vs. Vikings: Alfred the Great and England in the Dark Ages, Ed West, (New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2017), 78.

    2. [S12] Foundation: The History of England from its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors, Peter Ackroyd, (New York: St Martin's Press, 2011), 115.
      Drowned in the White Ship disaster.

    3. [S23] The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2012), 11-15.

    4. [S421] The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2014), 7-8.

    5. [S336429] Britain's Royal Families: A Complete Genealogy, Alison Weir, (London: Vintage Books, 2008), 47.

    6. [S23] The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2012), 12.