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SOTW 2, CH 15-Matilda an English princess???

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We read ch. 15 of SOTW 2 today, which deals with William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hastings. One of the reasons it lists for William believing he was the rightful heir to Edward is that he was married to an English princess. I read that and though...what? Matilda (Williams wife) was the daughter of the Count of Flanders and niece of the King of France (through her mother). Does anyone know the basis for calling her an English princess? I'm really curious.

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