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Emma of Normandy

Emma of Normandy

Female 984 - 1052  (68 years)

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  • Name Emma of Normandy 
    Born 984  Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • possibly Rouen
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1014  Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1017  Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Migration/Travel 1037  Flanders, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1039  Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Retired 1043  Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 6 Mar 1052  Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aft 6 Mar 1052  Old Minster, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Old Minster's outline is laid out in the grounds of Winchester Cathedral
    Mortuary chest allegedly containing bones of Canute and Emma
    Mortuary chest allegedly containing bones of Canute and Emma
    Mortuary chest from Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, England. This is one of six mortuary chests near the altar in the Cathedral, this one purports to contain the bones of Cnut and his wife Emma, along with others
    Notes 
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_of_Normandy
    • BOOK: Emma: The Twice-Crowned Queen: England in the Viking Age by Isabella Strachan. The first full biography of Queen Emma.
      [ISABELLA STRACHAN is a former staff writer and sub-editor on the Encyclopaedia Britannica.]
      In 1002, a beautiful eighteen-year-old named Emma, the half-Danish sister of the Duke of Normandy and the descendant of the Vikings, sailed to England to be the queen of Ethelred the Unready, who needed a Norman alliance against Viking raiders. The political and marital career on which Emma embarked was to be unique for an English queen. Before it was over she would have married two kings, Ethelred and the Danish Canute, and would have given birth to two more, Edward the Confessor and Hardecanute.
      If Ethelred showed little interest in Emma, her second marriage was scarcely happier. Canute remained joined in a 'handfast' union (one without the Church's full approval) to Elgiva, his first love and the mother of several of his children.
      From her home in Winchester, the Saxon capital, Emma operated as a significant political figure in her own right. Her writings suggest that she was a Danish nationalist who wished to see England joined with Viking Denmark. But, ultimately, it was her great-nephew, William the Conqueror, who would decide the destiny of England in 1066.
      Emma's queenship stood at the meeting point of three cultures of the early Middle Ages in England: Saxon, Viking and Norman. This study of her reign, based on contemporary writings and the work of modern scholars, provides a captivating picture of a pious yet brutal era.
    • There is a legend of Queen Emma's ordeal by fire relating to her alleged infidelity, which Herbert J. Reid claims to correct. See http://www.britannia.com/history/winchester/plshare.html
    Person ID I2723  Roy~Royes | Hougham
    Links To This person is also Emma in the tree "Hougham" at The Hougham/Huffam Famnily Tree 
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2016 

    Father Richard I, Duke of Normandy
              b. 28 Aug 933, Fécamp, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 Nov 996, Fécamp, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Gunnora de Crepon
              b. 936, Arques, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1031, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married Abt 962  Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1005  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ethelred the Unready, King of England 979-1013,1014-16
              b. Abt 966, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 Apr 1016, Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married Jul 1002  Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edward the Confessor, King of England
              b. Abt 1003, Islip, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Jan 1066, Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
    +2. Goda (Godgifu), Countess Vexin
              b. Abt 1004, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1055  (Age ~ 51 years)
     3. Alfred
              b. 1013, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Feb 1037  (Age 24 years)
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 02:30:18 
    Family ID F997  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Canute, King of England 1016-1035
              b. 995, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Nov 1035, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 2 Jul 1017 
    Children 
     1. Hardicanute, King of England 1035-1042
              b. Abt 1019, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Jun 1042, Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 02:30:18 
    Family ID F1306  Family Group  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 984 - Normandy, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Jul 1002 - Wessex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1014 - Normandy, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1017 - Winchester, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMigration/Travel - deported - 1037 - Flanders, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1039 - Winchester, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1043 - Winchester, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Mar 1052 - Winchester, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 6 Mar 1052 - Old Minster, Winchester, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
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    Emma of Normandy (984-1052)
    Emma of Normandy (984-1052)
    Twice Queen of England and produced another two kings

    Documents
    Chart showing Emma of Normandy's connection to English royalty, Norman dukes and the Houghams
    Chart showing Emma of Normandy's connection to English royalty, Norman dukes and the Houghams

    Overviews
    032. COMPARATIVE CHART 0900-1500
    032. COMPARATIVE CHART 0900-1500
    This chart compares the Avranches/Hougham line with that of the Dukes of Normandy and the English throne, based on Solomon Hougham 1475-1518, a key figure in the Hougham pedigree.
    Emma of Normandy is 27xgreat aunt of May Royes.
    0837 AVRANCHES - from Rognvald and Rollo to William d'Avranches
    0837 AVRANCHES - from Rognvald and Rollo to William d'Avranches
    The Houghams are descendants of the d'Avranches.

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] Emma, the twice-crowned Queen, Isabella Strachan, (Peter Owen Publishers (London: 2004)).