Robert II unknown of Normandy
Country and Region of Origin
Duke of Normandy
Gender and Marital Statusa
father: William the Conqueror Sister: Adela, wife of Stephen of Blois (First Crusader). Cousin: Robert II of Flanders (First Crusader) Grandfather: Robert II of Normandy (Died on pilgrimage to Jerusalem)
1st Crusade (1096-1099)
Robert Curthose of Normandy
Probability of Participation
A peace was arranged between Robert and his brother William Rufus before his departure by Abbot Jarento of St Bénigne. Robert agreed to pawn his duchy of Normandy to his brother for 10,000 marks. This was to be repaid in 3-5 years. VE, p. 84.
William Ferrieres, Stephen of Aumale, Roger of Barneville, Arnulf of Chocques, Arnulf Hesdin, Emma of Hereford, Guy Sarce, Hervey, Hugh Bunel, Pagan Peverel, Ralph Gael, Rotrou of Perche, Philip Belleme, Gaubert, bishop of Evreux, Hamo la Hune,Eustace III of Boulogne, Alan of Gael (Possibly), Alan Fergent of Brittany,
Consequences of Expedition
Robert set out in companionship with Stephen of Blois and Robert of Flanders. After his return he went on a further pilgrimage to Mont Saint-Michel.
C. W. David, Robert Curthose Duke of Normandy (Cambridge, MA, 1920), pp. 89-119. RFC, p. 153. Accounts of Robert's deeds can be found in most First Crusade chronicles.