Person:Goda of England (1)

Goda of England
b.Abt 1004 Wessex, England
d.Bef 1049
m. 5 Apr 1002
  1. Edward "the Confessor" _____Bet 1002 & 1005 - 1066
  2. Goda of EnglandAbt 1004 - Bef 1049
  3. Alfred Aetheling _____Aft 1005 - 1036
m. Bef 1026
  1. Adele de Mantes
  2. Ralph the Timid _____1026 - 1057
  3. Walter III de Vexin1030 - 1063
m. Est 1036
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Goda of England
Alt Name[1][2] Godgifu of England
Gender Female
Birth[1] Abt 1004 Wessex, England
Marriage Bef 1026 to Drogo of Mantes
Marriage Est 1036 to Eustache II "aux Gernons" de Boulogne
Death[1][2] Bef 1049
Reference Number[1] Q3109791?

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Goda of England or Godgifu; (; the Old English name Godgifu or Godgyfu meant "gift of God", Godiva was the Latinised version; c.1004 – c.1049) was the daughter of King Ethelred the Unready and his second wife Emma of Normandy, and sister of King Edward the Confessor. She married firstly Drogo of Mantes, count of the Véxin, probably on 7 April 1024, and had sons by him:

She married secondly Eustace II, Count of Boulogne in 1035. This marriage was childless.

Historians disagree about the date of her death. Heather Tanner dates it c.1047 and says that Eustace remarried c.1049, whereas Elisabeth van Houts dates her death c. 1056. According to David Bates, the marriage between Godgifu and Eustace was criticised for unspecified reasons at the Council of Reims in 1049, which was presided over by the Pope. This seems to have resulted in an end to the marriage and her return to England, where she was treated generously by her brother.

After the Norman Conquest of England by William the Conqueror, the lands owned by Goda in Buckinghamshire were given to the Flemish-Norman knight Bertram de Verdun, lord of Farnham Royal, and the Breton knight Raoul, count of Fougères.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Goda of England, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 GODGIFU [Goda] (-before 1049)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.