Who's Who in the Viking Age
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Emma of Normandy

LifeEmma of Normandy, (Ælfgifu in English charters) (c. 985-6 March 1052).
Queen consort of England (1002-1013, 1014-1016, 1017-1035).
Queen consort of Denmark (1018-12 November 1035).
Queen consort of Norway (1028-1035).
FamilyHouse of Normandy.
Father is Duke Richard I of Normandy.
Mother is Gunnora.
Husband is (1) Æthelred the Unready (1002) (2) Cnut the Great (1017).
Children: Æthelred: Edward the Confessor, Goda of England, Alfred Ætheling Cnut: Harthacnut, Gunhilda.
EventsExile to Normandy, force by Sweyn Forkbeard (1013).
Exile to Flanders forced by Harald Harefoot (1037).
Encomium Emmae Reginae.
Return to England with Harthacnut (1040).
Sources: BL, Postgrad Chronicles.

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