Saturday, February 3, 2018

Fact of the Day: Emma of Normandy

Emma of Normandy was the daughter of the Duke of Normandy Richard I, and she married King AEthelred II. When her husband and step-son were defeated by the House of Denmark, she soon married King Cnut who became King of England along with Denmark and Norway. The marriage saved her children by her first husband, one of which Edward the Confessor eventually became King of England after the fall of the House of Denmark. 

9 comments:

  1. Jerry's 32-greats grand-aunt! Richard I is his 32-greats grandfather. I love this stuff.

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  2. She did what she had to do to keep her kids safe.

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  3. Funny I always thought of Emma as a more modern name. Great history!

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  4. "When her husband and step-son were defeated by the House of Denmark, she soon married King Cnut who became King of England along with Denmark and Norway."

    Nation-states were pretty much treated like community property back then.

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  5. You find such interesting historical figures, Adam!

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