Person:Emma of Normandy (1)

Emma , of Normandy
Facts and Events
Name Emma , of Normandy
Gender Female
Birth? abt 0982 Normandie, France
Marriage 5 Apr 1002 Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, Englandto Æthelred II "the Unready" , de Wessex
Marriage Jul 1017 to Knud Svendsen "the Great"
Death? 6 Mar 1051/52 Winchester, Hampshire, England
Alt Death[2] 14 Mar 1052 Winchester, Hampshire, England
Burial[2] Winchester Cathedral

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Emma (born c. 985 – 6 March 1052 in Winchester, Hampshire) was born in Normandy to Richard the Fearless 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, Harthacnut, Edward the Confessor, and Alfred, 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.

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  1.   Emma of Normandy, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. 2.0 2.1 EMMA ([985]-Winchester 14 Mar 1052, bur Winchester Cathedral), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.