06 works, Today, December 24th, is Adela of Normandy’s day, her story, illustrated #356

Unknown artist
Saint Adela of Normandy, Patron Saint

Oil on canvas
I have no further description, at this time

Adela of Normandy, of Blois, or of England (c. 1067–8 March 1137), also known as Saint Adela in Roman Catholicism, was a daughter of William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders who later became the Countess of Blois, Chartres, and Meaux by marriage to Stephen II, Count of Blois. The couple had ten children — five sons and five daughters. She was mother of Stephen, king of England, whose right to the throne derived through her…

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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