Help us create a biggest collection of medieval chronicles and manuscripts on line.
#   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z 
Medieval chronicles, historical sources, history of middle ages, texts and studies

FRANCIS LANCELOTT, ESQ. Queens of England. Vol.1.


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

  Previousall pages


Queens of England. Vol.1.
page 31

pulatcd districts of Hampshire, during tltc lifetime of liia parents. According to sonic authors, the fever was occasioned by a gore from a stug. He was buried in Winchester Cathedral, where, to this day, a stone slab marks the site of his grave. William Jiufus mounted the English throne on the death of his father, and was slain whilst hunting in the New Forest, in Hampshire, by the erring arrow of Sir Walter Tyrell, his royal bow-bearer. He died on the second of August, 1100, and was succeeded on the throne of England by his younger brother, Henry, surnamed Bcauclere, or the Scholar, on account of his great literary acquirements. Cecilia, the eldest princess of William and Matilda, was veiled a nun in the abbey οΓ Ecscarnp, and afterwards became abbess of the convent of the Holy Trinity, founded by her mother, at Caen, where she exercised her high office for many years, and, in all probability, died at an advanced age, as a contemporary chronicler states that she was [ivin^; in the reign of Henry I. Constance, the second daughter, married Alan, Duke of liretagne, and died during the lifetime of her mother. Agatha, the third daughter, was, when young, affianced to Harold, and maintained so great an affection for his memory, that afterwards, when her father, for political reasons, agreed to many her to Alphonse, King of Gallicia, she, with tears in her eyes, told him—" Her heart was so devoted to her Saxon betrothed, that she would rather die than become the wife of another ;" and, singular enough, she obtained her desire. On her journey to Spain, she passed to eternal life, without having seen the face of her intended husband. Her body was conveyed to Normandy, and interred at lìaycux, in the church of St, Mary, The fourth daughter, Adela, was married to Stephen, Earl of lilois. She had four sons. The third, named Stephen, succeeded to the English throne shortly after the death of his uncle, Henry T.; and the second was Henry, Bishop of Winchester. On the death of her husband, she was veiled a nun, at Mareigney, where, she died in 1137, and in the seventy-fifth year of her age. Her remains were conveyed to Caen, and deposited with those of her sister Cecilia, in the abbey of the Holy Trinity. Gundard, the fifth and youngest daughter, was wedded to William de Warren, a powerful Norman noble, who was created Earl of Surrey, in England, by William Kufus. She had two sons", William, from whom many noble families sprung, and Jlaiuold, who died childless. She died in childbed, at Castle-Acre, in Norfolk, in 1095, and was interred in St. Paneras church, at Lewes, in Sussex.

  Previous First Next  

"Medievalist" is an educational project designed as a digital collection of chronicles, documents and studies related to the middle age history. All materials from this site are permitted for non commersial use unless otherwise indicated. If you reduplicate documents from here you have to indicate "Medievalist" as a source and place link to us.