House of Normandy

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House of Normandy
Blason region fr Normandie.svg
Arms of the duchy of Normandy[nb 1]
Country France, England
Estates Normandy, England, Flanders
Founded 911
Founder Rollo
Final ruler Henry I of England
Deposition 1135
Ethnicity Norman, French, English
Cadet branches

Illegitimate lines:

  • House of FitzRobert, earls of Gloucester
  • House of Dunstanville, earls of Cornwall
  1. ^ The House of Normandy became extinct before the age of heraldry.

The House of Normandy is the usual designation for the family that were the Dukes of Normandy and Kings of England which immediately followed the Norman conquest of England and lasted until the House of Plantagenet came to power in 1154. It included Rollo and his descendants, and from William the Conqueror and his heirs down through 1135. After that it was disputed between William's grandchildren, Matilda and Stephen of the House of Blois (or Blesevin dynasty).

The Norman dukes were:

The Norman monarchs of England and Normandy were:

Norman Count of Flanders:

Family tree[edit]

Note: The names of Kings of England have been emboldened to disambiguate from Dukes of Normandy.

Duke of Normandy
William I,
Duke of Normandy
Richard I,
Duke of Normandy
Richard II,
Duke of Normandy
Robert I,
Duke of Normandy
Richard III,
Duke of Normandy
William I & II,
King of England & Duke of Normandy
Robert II,
Duke of Normandy
Count of Blois
William II,
King of England
Henry I,
King of England & Duke of Normandy
William Clito,
Count of Flanders
King of England & Duke of Normandy
Count of Anjou & Duke of Normandy
William III Adelin,
Duke of Normandy
Henry II
King of England

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Matilda's inheritance was usurped by her cousin Stephen of England in 1135. She recovered Normandy, but ruled in England only in 1141 as Lady of the English. However, Matilda maintained her dynastic rights until she abdicated them in favour of her son Henry II of England in 1153 following the Treaty of Wallingford.

See also[edit]

House of Normandy
New title Ruling House of the Duchy of Normandy
911 – 1154
Succeeded by
House of Plantagenet
Preceded by
House of Wessex
Ruling House of the Kingdom of England
1066 – 1154
Preceded by
House of Estridsen
Ruling House of the County of Flanders
1127 – 1128
Succeeded by
House of Alsace
New title Ruling House of the County of Eu
996 – 1246
Succeeded by
House of Lusignan