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Houses of Wessex and Knýtlinga

House of Normandy

House of Plantagenet

Houses of Lancaster and York

Emma of Normandy:
"Emma of Normandy (c. 985 – 6 March 1052) was a queen consort of England, Denmark and Norway. She was the daughter of Richard I, Duke of Normandy, and his second wife, Gunnora. Through her marriages to Æthelred the Unready (1002-1016) and Cnut the Great (1017-1035), she became the Queen Consort of England, Denmark, and Norway. She was the mother of three sons, Edward the Confessor, Alfred, and Harthacnut, as well as two daughters, Goda of England, and Gunhilda of Denmark. Even after her husbands' deaths Emma remained in the public eye, and continued to participate actively in politics. As Anne J. Duggan notes, Emma is the "first of the early medieval queens" portrayed visually and she is the central figure within the Encomium Emmae Reginae, a critical source for the history of early 11th-century English politics."

The History Today Podcast: Normans and Slavery
In this episode, Marc Morris argues that, contrary to received wisdom, the Normans did not enslave England's Anglo-Saxon population, but were in fact their liberators.
You can read Marc's article, Breaking the Bonds, in the March issue of History Today, which is out now.
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The Epic Adventure William the Conqueror

Uploaded on Aug 3, 2009

I, William the Conqueror, can tell you of my epic adventure! From my childhood to my dead, via my dukudom and my battles...
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Horrible Histories Norman Family Tree Song

Published on Jul 2, 2013

Horrible Histories Norman Family Tree Song

Kings and Queens of England: Episode 1: Normans

Published on Nov 11, 2012

This programme studies the Normans, covering historical landmarks such as the Battle of Hastings,the creation of the exchequer,Thomas Becket's murder,the Crusades and the signing of the Magna Carta.

King William II "Rufus" (1056-1100)

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Uploaded by animegirlUK on Oct 2, 2010A clip from the History File series, which discusses the life and reign of William II of England, also known as "William Rufus"

King Henry I (1068-1135)

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Empress Matilda

Read about Empress Matilda, Lady of the English on this page.
“Here lies the daughter, wife, and mother of Henry”

We would like to tell the story of Empress Matilda who was never crowned Queen of England but caused civil war trying to attain her inheritance. Matilda, also known as Maud, is sometimes hard to distinguish from her mother, Matilda of Scotland and her grandmother, Matilda of Flanders. She took the title of “Lady of the English” but always preferred to be called Empress.
Matilda was the daughter of King Henry I of England and Duke of Normandy and Queen Matilda of Scotland. She was born, probably at Winchester in February of 1102...."
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The Norman Conquest of England: The Alternative Histories

"The story of the Norman Conquest was told by more than a few medieval chroniclers, including William of Jumièges, William of Poitiers, Orderic Vitalis, William of Malmesbury and John of Worcester. For a more visual account, one can turn to the **Bayeux Tapestry** to see how the events of 1066 were depicted. Historians trying to reconstruct the events of the invasion of England and the Battle of Hastingsgenerally make use of these sources. However, there are other lesser-known accounts of the Norman Conquest. Here we present two of these works, both written over a hundred years after the Battle ofHastings."

The Greatest Knight William Marshal (2014)
The fascinating story of knighthood, told through the extraordinary life and times of William Marshal, whom many consider the world's greatest knight. From Europe's medieval castles to the holy city of Jerusalem, presenter Thomas Asbridge explores William's incredible life, revealing a rip-roaring adventure story in the spirit of King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table.
In a career that spanned half a century, this English soldier and statesman served some of Christendom's greatest leaders, from Eleanor of Aquitaine to Richard the Lionheart. Marshal fought in battles across Europe, survived court intrigue and exile, put his seal to the Magna Carta and proved to be the best friend a king could have, remaining loyal to those he served through disaster and victory. Then at the age of 70, despite all the odds, he saved England from a French invasion.