Who married Drogo of Mantes?
Goda of England married Drogo of Mantes .
Drogo of Mantes
Drogo of Mantes (996–1035) (In French: Dreux de Vexin) was the count of Valois and the Vexin in the early eleventh century from 1027 to his death. His capital was Mantes, thus his byname. He married Goda, daughter of King Ethelred the Unready of England and Queen Emma of Normandy and the sister of King Edward the Confessor. Their sons were Walter (Gautier) III, Count of the Vexin, and Ralph the Timid, earl of Hereford.Read more...
Goda of England
- This page is for the English princess, for the Neopagan name for the Goddess see Robert Cochrane (witch).
Goda of England or Godgifu; (French: Godjifu; the Old English name Godgifu or Godgyfu meant "gift of God", Godiva was the Latinised version; 1004 – c. 1047) 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:
- Ralph the Timid, earl of Hereford.
- Gautier (or Walter) III, Count of the Vexin (d.1063), married Biota of Maine (d.1063), daughter of Herbert I of Maine, they both died in suspicious circumstances in the captivity of William Duke of Normandy, the future William I of England.
- Foulques (Fulk) de Vexin (d.1068)
She married secondly Eustace II, Count of Boulogne in 1035. This marriage was childless.
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.Read more...