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Matilda of Scotland

Matilda of Scotland

Female 1080 - 1118  (38 years)

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  • Name Matilda of Scotland 
    Born 1080  Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 01 May 1118  Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2965  drabold
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2015 

    Father Malcolm III Canmore, King of Scotland ,   b. 1031, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1093, Alnwick, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother St Margaret of Wessex,   b. 1045, Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1093, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 1067/1069  Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1508  Group Sheet

    Family Henry I, King of England, 1100-1135 ,   b. 1068, Selby, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Dec 1135, St Denis, Cher, Centre, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Children 
     1. Matilda of England,   b. 5 Aug 1102, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1169, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F2298  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1080 - Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 01 May 1118 - Westminster, London, England Link to Google Earth
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    Matilda of Scotland (1080-1118)
    Matilda of Scotland (1080-1118)
    Henry I was no sooner king in August 1100 than he set himself to win the attachment of his English subjects by marrying with Matilda, the child of'Margaret, the good queen, King Eadweard's cousin, and one of the right kingly kin of England'. The Confessor's prophecy of the regrafting of the green tree was fulfilled through her marriage and her children. - Dictionary of National Biography. Additional Information on Matilda of Scotland (1080-1118) Daughter of the Scottish King Malcolm, Edytha (Matilda) was brought up peaceably in Scotland until her father and elder brother were killed by the English. The throne was taken by her father's illegitimate brother and she escaped to a nunnery in Rumsey in England, in due course joining the order (of Nuns). But in 1099 her brother succeeded to the Scottish throne and she was chosen by Prince Henry, soon to be Henry I, to be his bride in order to legitimise his claim to the throne as she was descended through her mother from the Anglo-Saxon kings. His plan was opposed by the Normans in England and by her aunt, the abbess of her nunnery, who said it would be sacrilege to move her from the nunnery. However she won everyone over with her golden hair, blue eyes and good looks and secured the day by claiming she had been forced to become a nun. William Rufus had died (or was murdered) in that same year, 1100, and Henry had rapidly seized the throne, marrying her in November. Remarkably she changed her name to Matilda and soon produced four children, two sons and two daughters, two of whom died young. Though her husband had no less than 35 illegitimate children, he did not treat her too badly, even building a castle for her at Windsor where she led a quiet religious existence with her eldest son William. She was much loved by her Anglo-Saxon subjects as she tried, in her quiet way, to alleviate their hardships. In return the people christened her'Good Queen Mold'. She died in 1118 at the age of 41 and was buried in Westminster Abbey beside Edward the Confessor, her ancestor. Their eldest son, William, was to die tragically in'The White Ship'in 1120 returning from Normandy which his father had annexed years earlier. Henry attempted on his deathbed in 1135 to get the barons to accept Matilda (their daughter and wife of the Holy Roman Emperor) as queen, but without success. QUOTATION Good Queen Mold. - As referred to by the people -'Mold'being the usual nickname for Matilda. Explore-Parliament.net: Advanced Category Search