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Old 04-24-2012, 02:07 PM
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King William I (c1028-1087) and Matilda of Flanders (c1031-1083)

There is a great new biography of Queen Matilda, the first full length study of her life and historical significance

The Medieval Book Reviews 2: Matilda, Queen of the Conqueror by Tracy Borman | Carolyn Harris: Royal Historian
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:11 PM
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There is a great new biography of Queen Matilda, the first full length study of her life and historical significance

The Medieval Book Reviews 2: Matilda, Queen of the Conqueror by Tracy Borman | Carolyn Harris: Royal Historian
I saw that over the weekend but I was in a hurry at the time and may well buy it this weekend!
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I will put that on my list of books to read over the next Christmas holidays when I have some time to read history for pleasure rather than for work.
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Thank you for the heads up, Carolyn! I just reserved my copy at the library today which fortunately had it.
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I can't wait to read it! I always wanted to know more about her.
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Have I heard about this woman? Is she on my Queen's list? Te only Matilda I can recall now is the Empress, but I will definitely look for it the next time I go to the library.
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I will certainly read this book. If my memory is intact, she was very short [like 4'8"] and he was quite tall [well over 6 foot]
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Have I heard about this woman? Is she on my Queen's list? Te only Matilda I can recall now is the Empress, but I will definitely look for it the next time I go to the library.
The Empress Matilda was this lady's granddaughter.

William and Matilda (sometimes called Maud) had a number of sons, the youngest of whom was Henry I. Henry had two children - his son who drowned when the White Ship sunk in the channel and his daughter, The Empress Matilda who fought the civil war with another of William and Matilda's grandsons - Stephen.
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I know the history of Empress Matilda, her father, her brother, and cousin; I was just stating for no reason that I have little recollection of William's wife and the only Matilda I have at the top of my head is the Empress.
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The book is discussed further in the Royal Library along with several reviews.
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The Bayeux Tapestry, showing scenes from William I's conquest, was displayed for the first time in Bayeux Cathedral in 1077.
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When William was preparing to invade England, Matilda outfitted a ship with her own money and gave it to him.
The ship was the Mora.


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