Person:Emma of Normandy (1)

Emma of Normandy
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Name Emma of Normandy
Gender Female
Birth? abt 0982 Normandie, FranceHouse of Normandy
Marriage 5 Apr 1002 Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, Englandto Æthelred II "the Unready" , de Wessex
Marriage Jul 1017 to Knud Svendsen "the Great"
Death[2] 14 Mar 1052 Winchester, Hampshire, England
Reference Number? Q40061?
Burial[2] Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, England

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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.

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  1.   Emma of Normandy, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  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.