By Jacob Abbott
Topics: William I, King of britain, 1027 or 8-1087 Notes: this can be an OCR reprint. there's a variety of typos or lacking textual content. There aren't any illustrations or indexes. for those who purchase the final Books version of this ebook you get unfastened trial entry to Million-Books.com the place you could make a choice from greater than one million books at no cost. it's also possible to preview the e-book there.
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The point which he most strenuously urged was the consanguinity of the parties, a point to which it was incumbent on him, as he maintained—being the head of the Church in Normandy—particularly to attend. It seems that, notwithstanding William's negotiations with the pope to obtain a dispensation, the affair was not fully settled at Rome before the marriage; and very soon after the celebration of the nuptials, Mauger fulminated an edict of excommunication against both William and Matilda, for intermarrying within the degrees of relationship which the canons of the Church proscribed.
William's pretext was, that he himself was the legitimate successor to the English crown, and that the English king who possessed it at the time of his invasion was a usurper. In order that the reader may understand the nature and origin of this his claim, it is necessary to relate somewhat in full the story of the Lady Emma. The Lady Emma. By referring to the genealogy of the Norman line of dukes contained in the second chapter of this volume, it will be seen that Emma was the daughter of the first Richard.
Edmund, his son, went to the convent, liberated the prisoner, and made her his own wife. [Pg 127-128] The Rescue. Ethelred's death. Situation of Emma. With such unfriendly relations between the king and his son, who seems to have been the ablest general in his father's army, there could be little hope of making head against such an enemy as Canute the Dane. In fact, the course of public affairs went on from bad to worse, Emma leading all the time a life of unceasing anxiety and alarm. At length, in 1016, Ethelred died, and Emma's cup of disappointment and humiliation was now full.