Gertrude D'austrasia, "The Holy" Bastard

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Gertrude D'austrasia (Austrasia), "The Holy" Bastard

Birthplace: Heristal, Liege, Belgium
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Pépin II of Héristal, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia and Alpais
Wife of Matfrid (Menfred) II, Comte de Toule
Mother of Matfrid (Manfred) III, Comte d´Orléans
Sister of Childébrand I de Perracy, duke of Burgundy; Charles Martel "The Hammer" and Gerard
Half sister of Drogo, duc de Champagne et Bourgogne and Grimoald II the Younger

Managed by: Thomas Mathias Cullen, Jr.
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About Gertrude D'austrasia, "The Holy" Bastard


"Alas, ... “That drop of blood that's calm proclaims me bastard”; “I a noble father lost” ... me with love in honourable fashion”; “with almost all the holy vows of heaven!”

From Hamlet Act 4, Scene 6 Laertes says: "That drop of blood that’s calm proclaims me bastard, Cries “Cuckold!” to my father, brands the “harlot” Even here between the chaste unsmirchèd brow Of my true mother." (Gertrude)

So why is Gertrude called the "Holy Bastard"? Besides, she was Danish, not Belgian.

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Gertrude D'austrasia, "The Holy" Bastard's Timeline

Heristal, Liege, Belgium
Age 35
April 20, 1935
Age 1255
April 8, 1937
Age 1257
November 19, 1938
Age 1258