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Encyclopedia > Emma of Normandy
Queen Emma of Normandy receiving the Encomium Emmae, with her sons Harthacanute and Edward the Confessor in the background.
Queen Emma of Normandy receiving the Encomium Emmae, with her sons Harthacanute and Edward the Confessor in the background.

Emma (c. 988-March 6, 1052), daughter of Richard I, Duke of Normandy, by his second wife Gunnora, was twice Queen consort of the Kingdom of England by marriage, first (1002-1016) to king Ethelred the Unready and then (1017-1035) to Canute, king also of Denmark and Norway. Two of her sons - one by each husband - and two step-sons also became king of England, as did her great-nephew, William the Conqueror. Source: http://www. ... Source: http://www. ... Queen Emma of Normandy receiving the Encomium Emmae, with her sons Harthacanute and Edward the Confessor in the background. ... Harthacanute (sometimes Hardicanute, Hardecanute; Danish Hardeknud, Canute the Hardy) (1018/1019–June 8, 1042) was a King of Denmark (1035–1042) and England (1035–1037, 1040–1042). ... Edward the Confessor or Eadweard III (c. ... Events Vladimir I, Prince of Kiev marries Anna, sister of Byzantine emperor Basil II and converts to Christianity. ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... Events Births Milarepa Deaths Heads of state Holy See - Leo IX pope (1049-1054) Categories: 1052 ... Richard I of Normandy (933 - November 20, 996) was the Duke of Normandy from 942 to 996. ... The Duke of Normandy is a title held (or claimed) by various Norman, English, French and British rulers from the 10th century. ... King George V of the United Kingdom and his consort, Queen Mary A queen consort is the wife and consort of a reigning king. ... The Flag of England The Kingdom of England was a kingdom located in Western Europe, in the southern part of the island of Great Britain. ... Events November 13 - English king Ethelred gives order to kill all Danes in England, leading to the St. ... Events George Tsul, ruler of Khazaria, is captured by a combined Byzantine- Rus force, which effectively ends Khazarias existence. ... Ethelred the Unready (c. ... Events Canute the Great is acclaimed king of England. ... Events Harthacanute becomes king of Denmark. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... William of Normandy (French: Guillaume de Normandie; c. ...


Upon the Danish invasion of England in 1013, Emma took her sons by Ethelred - Alfred and Edward - to Normandy, where they remained upon her return to England to marry Canute, now king of England following the death of Ethelred and his son (her step-son) Edmund II Ironside. Events Danish invasion of England under king Sweyn I. King Ethelred flees to Normandy, and Sweyn becomes king of England. ... Edward the Confessor or Eadweard III (c. ... Mont Saint Michel, one of the famous symbols of Normandy. ... Edmund II (c. ...


Following Canute's death, Alfred and Edward returned in 1036, possibly in an attempt to overthrow Canute's illegitimate son Harold Harefoot, who had established himself as ruler in the absence of Harthacanute, son of Canute and Emma. Alfred was captured and died after being blinded, while Edward escaped to Normandy, followed by his mother. Events Emperor Go-Suzaku ascends the throne of Japan. ... Harold I Harefoot (c. ... Harthacanute (sometimes Hardicanute, Hardecanute; Danish Hardeknud, Canute the Hardy) (1018/1019–June 8, 1042) was a King of Denmark (1035–1042) and England (1035–1037, 1040–1042). ...


The death of Harold in 1040 and the accession of the more conciliatory Harthacanute paved the way for Edward's return to England the next year as co-ruler and (1042) king on Harthacanute's death. Emma returned to England and was pushed aside by Edward, as she supported Magnus the Noble, not Edward. (She is not known to have had any love for her children from her first marriage.) Emma's marriages and subsequent role forged the link between England and Normandy which was to culminate in her great-nephew William of Normandy's invasion of England in 1066. Events March War of Independence of Western Xia occurred. ... Events April 18/April 19 - Emperor Michael V of the Byzantine Empire attempts to remain sole Emperor by sending his adoptive mother and co-ruler Zoe of Byzantium to a monastery. ... Magnus I (1024 – October 25, 1047) was a King of Norway (1035 - 1047) and king of Denmark (1042 - 1047). ... William of Normandy (French: Guillaume de Normandie; c. ... Events January 6 - Harold II is crowned September 20 - Battle of Fulford September 25 - Battle of Stamford Bridge September 29 - William of Normandy lands in England at Pevensey. ...


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Harald Bluetooth
 
 
Mieszko
 
Dubrawka
 
William
 
Sprota
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweyn
 
Gunhilda
 
 
Richard
 
Gunora
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aelgifu of Northampton
 
Canute
 
Emma of Normandy
 
Ethelred the Unready
 
Aelflaed, 1st wife
 
Richard
 
Herleva
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweyn Estridsen
 
Harald Harefoot
 
 
Cunigunde
 
 
Alfred Aetheling
 
Edmund II
 
 
 
William
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gytha Thorkelsdóttir+
 
Godwin, Earl of Wessex
 
Harthacanute
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweyn
 
Harold
 
Tostig
 
 
Edith
 
Edward
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gyrth, Gunnhilda, Aelfgifu, Leofwine & Wulfnoth

+Said to have been a great-granddaughter of Canute's grandfather Harald Bluetooth, but this was probably a fiction intended to give her a royal bloodline. Harald Bluetooth Gormson (Danish: Harald BlÃ¥tand, Old Norse: Haraldr blátönn, Norwegian: Harald BlÃ¥tann, German: Harald Blauzahn), was born 911, the son of King Gorm the Old, king of Jutland (i. ... Reign From c. ... Dubrawka, by Jan Matejko Dubrawka of Bohemia (Czech, Doubravka; Polish, Dobrawa or DÄ…brówka; born circa 925/931, died 977) was the daughter of Duke Boleslav I of Bohemia and of Adiva of England. ... This article is about the ruler of Normandy. ... This article may contain original research or unverified claims. ... Sigrid the Haughty, Gunhilda, Sigrid Storråda, Świętosława, (967 - 1014) was the daughter of mythical Burislav (almost certainly Mieszko I of Poland and Dubrawka). ... Richard I of Normandy (933 - November 20, 996) was the Duke of Normandy from 942 to 996. ... Aelgifu (also called Aelfgifu or Elgifu or Aelfgitha) was the wife of Canute the Great in the 11th century. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ethelred the Unready (c. ... Known as Richard The Good, (French, Le Bon). He was the son and heir of Richard I the Fearless and the Duchess Gunnor. ... Herleva (c. ... Sweyn Estridsen. ... Harold Harefoot, also Harold I, (c. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... William of Normandy (French: Guillaume de Normandie; c. ... Gyda Torkelsdotter was the daughter of Torkel Styrbjörnsson. ... Godwin (sometimes Godwine) (c. ... Harthacanute (sometimes Hardicanute, Hardecanute; Danish Hardeknud, Canute the Hardy) (1018/1019–June 8, 1042) was a King of Denmark (1035–1042) and England (1035–1037, 1040–1042). ... Sweyn Godwinson was an older brother of Harold II of England. ... Harold Godwinson, or Harold II of England (c. ... Tostig Godwinson (1026? – September 25, 1066) was an Anglo-Saxon earl of Northumbria and brother of King Harold II of England, the last Anglo-Saxon King of England. ... Edith of Wessex, (c. ... Edward the Confessor or Eadweard III (c. ... Gyrth Godwinson was a younger brother of Harold II of England and was killed in the Battle of Hastings. ... Leofwine Godwinson was a younger brother of Harold II of England and was killed in the Battle of Hastings. ... Wulfnoth Godwinson (b. ... Harold Bluetooth Gormson (Danish Harald Blåtand, Norwegian Harald Blåtann) (ca 935- November 1, 986), sometimes Harold II, succeeded his father Gorm the Old as king of Denmark in 958 (or 959) and was king of Norway for a few years, probably around 970. ...


Emma in Fiction

Helen Hollick. The Hollow Crown. (August 2004) William Heinemann, Random House. ISBN 0-434-00491-X; Arrow paperback ISBN 0-09-927234-2. This is a historical novel about Queen Emma of Normandy, explaining why she was so indifferent to the children of her first marriage. Noah Gordon. [The Physician] 1986 Macmillan ISBN 0-7515-038904. Novel set in the early 11th century.


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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Norman conquest of England (0 words)
The Norman conquest of England was the invasion of the Kingdom of England by William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy), in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings and the subsequent Norman control of England.
Meanwhile, in England the Viking attacks increased and in 991 the Anglo-Saxon king of England Aethelred II agreed to marry Emma, the daughter of the Duke of Normandy, to cement a blood-tie alliance for help against the raiders.
The Norman conquest of England was the conquest of the Kingdom of England by William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy), in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings and the subsequent Norman control of England.
Monarchy - Emma (0 words)
Emma was the half-Danish sister of Duke Richard II of Normandy and queen to two kings of England.
Her marriages forged the link between England and Normandy that was to culminate in her grandnephew William of Normandy's invasion of England in 1066.
A biography of the two early English queens in which the author aims to demonstrate the integral place of royal queens in the rule of the English kingdom and in the process of unification by which England was made.
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