• English Princess
  • Duchess Consort of Brittany

Constance of Normandy was born circa 1066 to William I of England (1027-1087) and Matilda of Flanders (c1031-1083) and died circa 1090 of poisoning. She married Alain Fergent de Bretagne (c1060-1119) 1087 JL . William I of England (1027-1087)/s.

Constance of Normandy was a daughter of William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders. She was a Princess of England by birth and also Duchess of Brittany through her marriage to Alan IV, Duke of Brittany.

It was said she was the most highly gifted of all of the Conqueror's daughters. As she was the favourite of her mother, she was offered later in marriage, in 1086, to Alan IV of Brittany, and the two were married at Caen, Normandy. Constance died childless, perhaps poisoned, on 13 August 1090, and was buried in the Church of Église Saint-Melaine, in Rennes.

In 1672, her tomb was discovered and opened. Inside were some fragments of a woollen material which at the time the body had been wrapped in and a leaden cross with her epitaph engraved with the name of her father, husband, and date of death.



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