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Rea Genealogy - pafn175 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File

Ancestors of Gary Rea

Notes


Egbert, King of England

Reigned 802-839 (Weis says his reign was until 827). Known as the first King of All England (827-836, according to Weis), he was forced into exile at the court of Charlemagne, by the powerful Offa, King of Mercia. Egbert returned to England in 802 and was recognized as king of Wessex. He defeated the rival Mercians at the battle of Ellendun in 825. In 829, the Northumbrians accepted his overlordship and he was proclaimed "Bretwalda" or sole ruler of Britain.


Oslac

The royal cup-bearer, according to Weis.


Henry I Beauclerc, King of England

Reigned 1100-1135. Duke of Normandy 1106-1135.
His reign is notable for important legal and administrative reforms, and for
the final resolution of the investiture controversy. Abroad, he waged several
campaigns in order to consolidate and expand his continental possessions.
Was so hated by his brothers that they vowed to disinherit him. In 1106 he
captured Robert and held him til he died. He proved to be a hard but just
ruler. He aparently died from over eating Lamprey eels!


Matilda (Edith) of Scotland

Some say she is buried in Winchester


Alan Fitzflaad

Was given the castle of Oswaldestre and its adjoining territory by William the Conqueror as a gift. The castle and lands had originally belonged to Meredith, Princess of Powys and daughter of Bleddyn, King of Powys. He attained the Barony of Warrenne through his marriage to the daughter and heir of Warrenne and Sheriff of Shropshire.