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MATILDA

The daughter of Henry, I she was designated as heir to the English throne by her father.   The widow of German Emperor Henry V (d.1125) and later married Geoffrey Count of Anjou.  She entered England in pursuit of her inheritance in 1139, and established an Angevin court at Bristol, controlling most of south-west England.  Her half-brother Robert, Earl of Gloucester, an illegitimate son of Henry I, provided her with strong support.   Her son Henry became king Henry II on the death of Stephen in 1154.

 

    Portrait of Empress Mathilda, from "History of England" by St. Albans monks (15th century); Cotton Nero D. VII, f.7, British Library     
      a)     Matilda   Spink 1326, 1326A, 1326B         
    b)   Henry de Neubourg  Spink 1326C    
    c)   Henry & William  Spink 1327-1334    
    d)   Earl Robert of Gloucester   Spink 1334A    
    e)   Earl William of Gloucester        Spink 1334B    
    f)   Brian Fitzcount  Spink 1335    
   g)   Earl Patrick of Salisbury  Spink 1336    

   

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  Portrait of Empress Mathilda, from "History of England" by St. Albans monks (15th century); Cotton Nero D. VII, f.7, British Library          BNJ References.