Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror and mother of Henry I, the first woman to be crowned Queen of England, was born in 1031. Her father, Baldwin V, was the Count of Flanders, and her mother Adela, was a daughter Robert II the Pious Capet, King of France. Statue is located in the Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris, France. 27th GG mother. Ancestor
Abbey Church of St Mary and St Ethelflaeda can trace its origins back to 907, when King Edward the Elder, son of Saxon King Alfred the Great, first settled nuns under the charge of his daughter Elflaeda. King Edgar refounded the nunnery ca.960 under rule of St. Benedict. Ethelflaeda, whose acts of sanctity included chanting Psalms standing in the River Test at night, was the 2nd Abbess. First stone church and nunnery were built c.1000 and flourished as place of education for daughters of…
Louis the Pious (778 – 20 June 840), also called the Fair, and the Debonaire, was the King of Aquitaine from 781. He was also King of the Franks and co-Emperor (as Louis I) with his father, Charlemagne, from 813. As the only surviving adult son of Charlemagne and Hildegard, he became the sole ruler of the Franks after his father's death in 814, a position which he held until his death, save for the period 833–34, during which he was deposed.
Crown of emperor Heinrich II, 1270. Munich Residence, Treasury.