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CarolynHarris 04-24-2012 02:07 PM

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

An Ard Ri 04-24-2012 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by CarolynHarris (Post 1403306)
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!

Iluvbertie 04-24-2012 07:17 PM

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.

Baroness of Books 04-24-2012 07:18 PM

Thank you for the heads up, Carolyn! I just reserved my copy at the library today which fortunately had it.

IloveCP 04-24-2012 07:29 PM

I can't wait to read it! I always wanted to know more about her.

XeniaCasaraghi 04-24-2012 09:27 PM

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.

Winnie 04-24-2012 09:44 PM

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]

Iluvbertie 04-24-2012 11:04 PM

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Originally Posted by XeniaCasaraghi (Post 1403432)
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.

XeniaCasaraghi 04-25-2012 01:52 AM

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.

Warren 04-30-2012 07:21 PM

The book is discussed further in the Royal Library along with several reviews.

CyrilVladisla 01-31-2014 05:42 PM

The Bayeux Tapestry, showing scenes from William I's conquest, was displayed for the first time in Bayeux Cathedral in 1077.

CyrilVladisla 03-27-2014 04:15 PM

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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