Lambert II de Lens ( born Lambert II de Lens ; died in 1054 ) is the younger brother of Eustachius II of Boulogne , Count Lance , married to the sister of William the Conqueror .
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Lambert II was the youngest son of Eustachius I , Earl of Boulogne , and Matilda, daughter of Lambert I , Earl of Louvain . After the death of his father in 1049, his older brother Eustachius II inherited the Boulogne County on the English Channel , while Lambert II got the city of Lance with its environs, forming a small county under the overlordship of Flanders .
In 1053, a major rebellion of barons broke out in Upper Normandy against the Norman Duke William of Illegitimate , subsequently the conqueror of England . The Picardian and Flanders nobles also took an active part in the uprising. But while Angerrand II , Count of Pontieu , and Eustachius II, Count of Boulogne, came out on the side of the rebels, then Lambert II and Baudouin V of Flanders supported Duke Wilhelm. In October 1053, the rebels were defeated by the Norman forces, and Angerran II died. His widow, Adelaide of Normandy , the sister of Duke William, was soon married to Lambert II, which was supposed to hold the Norman-Flanders union together. This marriage brought Lambert the county of Omal in northern Normandy.
Remaining a faithful ally of Flanders, in 1054 Lambert II took part in repelling the aggression of Emperor Henry III , who besieged Lille . However, in one of the battles, Lambert was killed. After his death, Lance went to his older brother Eustachius II of Boulogne, and a little later was assigned to Flanders, while Omal remained in the possession of the wife of the deceased Count Adelaide of Normandy.
Marriage and children
From his marriage to Adelaide of Normandy (d. C. 1090), sister of William the Conqueror , Duke of Normandy and, subsequently, King of England , Lambert II had a single daughter:
- Judita Lanska (d. After 1086), married (1070) to Waltheof (d. 1075), count of Northumbria . The daughter of Judita and Waltoff, Matilda Huntingdon , later became the wife of the Scottish King David I , and thus Lambert II is the ancestor of all subsequent kings of Scotland and Great Britain .
- Pierre Bauduin . La première Normandie (Xe — XIe siècles). - 2004