Saturday, December 17, 2016

Fact of the Day: Matilda of Flanders

When William Duke of Normandy wanted to marry Matilda of Flanders, it is said she took the marriage proposal as an insult. William was an illegitimate bastard who luckily got his father's role as duke while she was a high-born grand-daughter of the French monarch King Robert II. Luckily for her she did marry William as he later invaded and won the English throne. So as William became king, she obvioulsly became Queen of England. 

8 comments:

Mary Kirkland said...

I always get so confused with all the royalty. Interesting.

Pat Hatt said...

Guess she didn't stay insulted very long

Terri said...

I love history! If I had been William, I would have chosen someone else after the insult.

Christine said...

interesting, times have not changed!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Sounds like something out of Game of Thrones!

stephen Hayes said...

I love British history!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

She backed the right horse!

Martha said...

HAHA! My thoughts exactly :)