Sunday, January 28, 2018

Fact of the Day: Robert Curthose

Robert Curthose was the eldest son of William the Conqueror. Usually when a king dies, his eldest son would become king, but after a disastrous relationship with his father and brothers, he only got the Duchy of Normandy. His younger brother William got the throne of England instead but later died (probably murdered) and his brother Henry became king. Henry and Robert quarreled and Robert was defeated and imprisoned by Henry when he was 55 until he died in his early eighties.  

14 comments:

  1. My word, this sounds like an episode of Game of Thrones!

    -Kati
    Almost Stylish

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  2. Families are always complicated, and this sure doesn't sound like an exception. Thank you for visiting my blog, and leaving me a kind comment :)

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    E from Helsinki, Finland
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  3. That's a long time to be in jail. Family squabbles.

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  4. My goodness, such drama! Hugs...RO

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  5. Wow! Family issues remain the same through the ages, I think.

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  6. Oh very interesting
    So cute family
    xx

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  7. Good grief! Imprisoned for almost 30 years? That's awful! How could he manage to live so long while imprisoned?

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  8. Living into his 80's was pretty good for those days.

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  9. I was looking at a drawing of the tower in Cardiff Castle where Robert Curthose was imprisoned for 26 years. I think I would have gone out of my mind. He must have had a strong constitution to survive into his eighties in such circumstances.

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