Emma of Normandy 985 – 1052

Born – 985 Died – 6th March 1052 Father – Richard I, Duke of Normandy (932 – 996) Mother – Gunnora (950 – 1031) Spouses – 1. King Aethelred the Unready (966 – 1016), 2. King Canute (995 – 1035) Children – by Aethelred – King Edward the Confessor (1002 – 1066), Godgifu (1004 – … Read more

Eleanor of Aquitaine 1122 – 1204

Born – 1122 Died – 1st April 1204 Father – William X of Aquitaine (1099 – 1137) Mother – Aenor de Chatellerault (1103 – 1130) Spouses – m. 1137 – Louis VII of France, m. 1152 – Henry II of England (1133 – 1189) Children – by Louis VII – Marie (1145 – 1198), Alix … Read more

King John of England 1166 – 1216

Born – 24th December 1166 Died – 18th October 1216 Father – King Henry II (1133 – 1189) Mother – Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 – 1204) Spouses – m. 1189, annul. 1199 – Isabella of Gloucester (1173 – 1217), m. 1200 – Isabella of Angouleme (1188 – 1246) Children – by Isabella of Angouleme – … Read more

King Stephen of England 1097 – 1154

Born – 1097 Died – 25th October 1154 Father – Stephen-Henry of Blois (1045 – 1102) Mother – Adela (1067 – 1137) Spouse – Matilda of Boulogne (1105 – 1152) Children – Baldwin (1126 – 1135), Eustace (1130 – 1153), Matilda (d. 1141), William (1135 – 1159), Marie (1136 – 1182) King of England – … Read more

King Henry I of England 1068 – 1135

Born – Summer 1068 Died – 1st December 1135 Father – William I (Conqueror) (1027 – 1087) Mother – Matilda of Flanders (1032 – 1083) Spouse – m. 1100 – Edith of Scotland (1080 – 1118) Children – Adeleide (Empress Matilda) (1102 – 1167), William Aetheling (1103 – 1120); 22 illegitimate children including: Robert of … Read more

Battle of Hastings 14th October 1066

This timeline details the background to and events of the Battle of Hastings, 14th October 1066 Please note times given for the battle of Hastings are based on known times and sequence of events Background 1042 (8th June) Edward the Confessor, son of Aethelred the Unready and Emma of Normandy succeeded his half-brother Harthacnut as … Read more

King William II (Rufus) of England 1057 – 1100

Born – 1057 Died – 2nd August 1100 Father – King William I (Conqueror) (1027 – 1087) Mother – Matilda of Flanders (1032 – 1083) Spouse – Not married Children – No children King of England – 1087 – 1100 Predecessor – William I (Conqueror) – 1066 – 1087 Successor –Henry I – 1100 – … Read more

King William I (The Conqueror) of England 1027 – 1087

Born – c1027 Died – 9th September 1087 Father – Robert the Magnificent (1008 – 1035) Mother – Herleve of Falaise (1012 – 1050) Spouse – m. 1050 – Matilda of Flanders (1032 – 1083) Children – Robert (1052 – 1134), Richard (1056 – 1075), Cecilia (1054 – 1126), Adeliza (b. 1055), William (1057 – … Read more

Edgar Aetheling 1051 – 1125

Born – c1051 Died – c1125 Father – Edward the Exile (1016 – 1057) Mother – Agatha of Kiev (c1028 – c1070) Spouse – Unmarried Children – No children King of England – 1066 Predecessor – King Harold II – 1066 Successor – King William I (the Conqueror) – 1066 – 1087 1051 (around) Edgar … Read more

Alfred Aetheling 1005 – 1036

Born – 1005 Died – 5th February 1037 Father – King Aethelred the Unready (966 – 1016) Mother – Emma of Normandy (985 – 1052) Spouse – unmarried Children – No children 1005 (around) Alfred Aetheling was born to King Aethelred the Unready and Emma of Normandy. He was the couple’s second child, Alfred’s brother … Read more

King Edward the Confessor of England 1003 – 1066

Born – 1003 Died – 5th January 1066 Father – King Aethelred the Unready (966 – 1016) Mother – Emma of Normandy (985 – 1052) Spouse – m. 1045 – Edith of Wessex (1025 – 1075) Children – No children King of England – 1042 – 1066 Predecessor – King Harthacnut – 1040 – 1042 … Read more

King Edmund II (Ironside) of England 990 – 1016

Father – King Aethelred the Unready Mother – Aelfgifu of York Spouse – Ealdgyth Children – Edward the Exile, Edmund King of England – 1016 Predecessor – Aethelred the Unready – 1014 – 1016 Successor – King Canute – 1016 – 1035 990 (during) Edmund Ironside was born to King Aethelred the Unready and his … Read more

Matilda of Flanders 1032 – 1083

Born – c.1032 Died – 2nd November 1083 Father – Baldwin V of Flanders (1012 – 1067) Mother – Adela of France (1009 – 1079) Spouse –  m. c.1050 – William I (Conqueror) (1027 – 1087) Children – Robert Curthose (1052 – 1134), Richard of Normandy (1054 – 1070), Adeliza (b. c.1055), Cecilia (1056 – 1126), … Read more

King Henry II (Plantagenet) of England 1133 – 1189

Born – 5th March 1133 Died – 6th July 1189 Father – Geoffrey of Anjou (Plantagenet) (1113 – 1151) Mother – Empress Matilda (1102 – 1151) Spouse – m. 1152 – Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 – 1204) Children – William (1153 – 1156), Henry (1155 – 1185), Matilda (1156 – 1189), King Richard I (1157 … Read more

Norman Conquest 1064 – 1077

This timeline details the main events of the Norman Conquest of England from 1064 – 1077 1064 (during) Harold Godwinson had departed England on a ship from Bosham. It is thought that he may have been sailing to Normandy to negotiate the release of his brother Wulfnoth and nephew Hakon who were being held prisoner … Read more