From the Capetians to the Present Day

Hugh Capet is the namesake of the French Capetian dynasty, the longest lasting one in French history, with an unbroken line of kings, from 987 to 1328. His descendants have been traced, even in America. It may be difficult to believe, but the records are there.

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From the Normans to the Present Day

The main figure here is William the Conqueror. The lineage has been traced. Maybe this post will help you find family connections.

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Matilda: Wife and Queen of William the Conqueror

Born probably at the end of 1031, married Duke William of Normandy in 1049-50, and dying in 1083, she was duchess of Normandy and queen of England and wielded her power with class and dignity.

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Eleanor of Castile: Interesting Facts and Stories

Born in about 1241 in Castile, Spain, she married Edward I of England in 1254. He became king in 1272 and was crowned in 1274. She died in 1294 after giving birth to fourteen to sixteen children.

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Edward I Plantagenet: Interesting Facts and Stories

He lived from 1239 to 1307. He married Eleanor of Castile. Included is the opening of Edward’s tomb in 1774. This post also includes various genealogical tables by top-ranked Medievalists. Updates of new data on kids.

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Eleanor of Provence: Interesting Facts and Stories

Born probably in 1223 in Provence, southern France, she married English king Henry III on 14 Jan 1236 and was crowned queen on 20 Jan 1236. After living an exciting life in support of her husband against the baronage and in her support of her own rule, and that of her son Edward I, she died on 24 June 1291.

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