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Good Queen Maude

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Good Queen Maude

  • Name and/or Title: Good Queen Maude - she was originally named Edith but changed her name in deference to her mother-in-law
  • Married: King Henry I on November 11, 1100
  • Lifetime: This famous woman lived from c.1080-May 1, 1118

  • Close family connections or relatives: She was the daughter of Malcolm Greathead, King of Scotland, and of a lady of the old English royal line
  • Title: Her title was Queen of England
  • Children: William Adelin , who died when young and Maude (Latin name was Matilda) who became Queen Matilda of England
  • Facts about her life: Good Queen Maude was renowned for her devotion to religion and the poor
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