Today in History - November 2nd. 1083 - Matilda of Flanders and the Bayeux Tapestry

On November 2nd. 1083 Matilda of Flanders died.


















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Matilda of Flanders was the daughter of Baldwin V, Count of Flanders and
Adèle of France (daughter of Robert II of France).

She married William the Conqueror. William the Conqueror was King of England.
Matilda didn't want to marry him first. She refused his hand. But after a delay the
two married.





















Picture of William the Conqueror - Source: Wikipedia

They had nine children, including two Kings: William II and Henry II.
After her death, Matilda was buried in the 'Abbaye aux Dames' in Cannes (France).

Trivia

Do you know the Bayeux Tapestry? 

The Bayeux Tapestry is a tapestry of nearly 70 meters (230ft) long.
On the tapestry the Battle of Hastings was depicted.
This battle was between the Norman-French army of William the Conqueror
and the anglo saxon King Harold II.













Bayeux Tapestry - Source picture: Wikipedia