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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
G30: 756441096 Normandy-Falaise
756441096. Robert I, Duke of Normandy
& 756441097. Harleve of Falaise
10/24/996, King Robert
II the Pious succeeded his father Hugh as
King of France.
6/22/1000, Robert born in Normandy, s/o 1512882192. Richard the Good & 1512882193. Estrite of England, d/o King Canute the Great of England.
Harleve born in Falaise, France [sister of Walter of Falaise.]
8/23/1026, Robert’s father died, his brother succeeding as
Richard III, duke of Normandy; Robert succeeded as count of Heimois.
1026-27, Robert, in conflict with his brother, established
himself at the castle of Falaise [on the promontory of quartozose cliffs rising
from the valley of Ante, said to have been built by Robert’s ancestor Rollo the
8/6/1027, Robert’s brother Richard died of poisoning; Robert
succeeding as duke of Normandy. [Richard’s son Nicholas was sent to a monastery
at Fecamp, where he would become the abbot.]
1027, Robert’s succession challenged by Alan of Brittany.
1028, Robert besieged Evreux and forced his uncle Robert,
archbishop of Rouen, into exile. The archbishop then put Normandy under an
1029, Duke Robert, travelling to England, was driven by a storm
to the island of Guernsey, where he was hosted by Benedictine monks. Robert
ceded them the lands within the Close of the Vale. (S) Jersey, Guernsey …,
Black, 1889, P64.
1029-35, Duke Robert gave the tithe of the fairs and markets in
all of Heimois to Saint Wandrille. (S) Monastic Revival, Potts, 1997, P74.
1030, Duke Robert promised to aid Robert II of France against
Baldwin V, count of Flanders.
By 1031, Robert had solidified his control of Normandy.
7/20/1031, Henry I became
King of France on the death of his father.
1031-2, Henry’s mother, Queen Constance, having allied nobles
against the king, captured Soissons, Sens and multiple other fortresses. Duke
Robert of Normandy came to Henry’s assistance.
1031-35, ‘Robert, son of the second Richard, by the will of God
duke of the Normans, and myself by God’s grace prince and duke of the Normans …
bestowed … called Fecamp … for the salvation of my soul and the soulds of my
progenitors, my brothers also and my sisters.’ (S) Norman Conquest of England,
Brown, 1984, P140.
at Orleans, Baldwin of Flanders, Fulk Nerra, Robert of Burgundy, Robert of
Normandy, Herbert of maine, and Odo II of Blois some of the great magnates at
the court of King Henry I. (S) Fulk Nerra, Bachrach, 1993, P210.
1032, King Henry I made a grant to Robert of Normandy. (S)
William the Conqueror, Stenton, 1908, P131.
1032, Duke Robert founded the Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Foret. (S)
Short Breaks in Northern France, Rider, 2005, P293.
1033, Queen Constance gave half of Sens to Odo, count of Blois,
which Odo occupied. King Henry I of France beseiged his mother Queen Constance
at Poissy. Duke Robert of Normandy came to Henry’s assistance.
1033-34, Robert the Magnificent subscribed the charter of
Edward the Confessor [King of the English] to Mt. St. Michel. (S) Norman
Conquest of England, Brown, 1984, P139.
1034, Robert decided to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem; naming
his natural son William as his heir.
1/1035, Robert convened his barons and had them swear
allegiance to William.
1035, Robert visited Rome where the pope gave him a cross.
1035, Robert traveled from Rome to Constantinople.
1035, Robert arrived at Jerusalem [and sent relics back to the
abbey of Cerisy.]
7/3/1035, Robert the Magnificent died [poisoned, his companion
Count d’Arques also died] in Nicaea returning from crusade.
1040, Hardicanute became
king of both Denmark and England.
Herleva married Herluin, vicomte of Conteville [ancestors of
the Counts of Mortain.]
1049-50 at Eu, William, son of Herleva, married to Matilda of
Flanders. Herleva and Herluin de Conteville were in attendance.
(S) King William the Conqueror, Evans, 1956. (S) William the
Conqueror, Douglas, 1999.
·Harleve aka Arlette. Robert and Harleve never
·Robert founded 9 monasteries, and made large
gifts to all the churches in his duchy. (S) Cameos from English History, Yonge,
Children of Robert and Harleve: i. William the Conqueror (378220548), born 1027 in Falaise,
France. ii. Adelaide of Normandy (1279328487), born by 1034 in Normandy.
Adelaide 1st married Enguerrand, comte de Montreuil.
10/25/1053, Enguerrand killed at the battle of Chateau
1054, Adelaide married Lambert de Boulogne, comte de Lens.
1054, Lambert killed in battle at Phalampin.
1060, Adelaide married 3rd Eudes, comte de Troyes et
1082, William I King of England donated various properties to
the abbey of La Trinité de Caen with the consent of ‘Adelisa amita mea … cujus
hereditas erat sed et comitissa A. de Albamarla … in vita sua.’
By 1084, Adelaide died.
Child: Judith of Lens (639664243),
wife of Earl Waltheof of Northumberland.
(S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy.
Child of Herluin and Harleve: i. Robert of Mortain, born aft. 1035 in France.
1055-56, Duke William disinherited William Warlenc, count of
Mortain, and created his half-brother Robert as the comte.
Robert married Matilda, d/o Earl Roger de Montgomery &
Mabel Tavas de Alencon.