On this date in our family history . . . the 1st day of May . . . in the year 1118 . . . Queen Matilda of England dies (at the age of 38) at Westminster Palace in London, England . . . burial is in Westminster Abbey . . . this Matilda is the wife of King Henry the Fowler . . . and is thought to be a 24th great-grandma to our Josephine (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this blog . . .