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3 08, 2017

Matilda of Flanders – William the Conqueror

By |2019-09-29T14:24:34-07:00August 3rd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Matilda of Flanders had this church built: Nave of Abbaye aux Dames (Caen, 1050 AD) Who was Matilda of Flanders? About 1050 AD, William the Conqueror married Matilda of Flanders. They were both rich Normans, and there weren't that many rich Normans yet at this time. So William and Matilda were distantly related to each other. The Pope had [...]

29 07, 2017

Caen – Abbaye aux Dames

By |2019-01-16T11:28:12-07:00July 29th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Caen - Abbaye aux Dames What is the Abbaye aux Dames? Matilda of Flanders ordered her architects to build this Christian church about 1050 AD in her capital at Caen. (Find out why.) The Abbaye aux Dames is a great example of the Romanesque style of medieval European architecture. Who's Matilda of Flanders? What's the Romanesque style? All our medieval [...]