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Matilda : wife of the Conqueror, Queen of England

Author: Tracy Borman
Publisher: London : Vintage Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Matilda, wife of William the Conqueror, was the first woman to be crowned Queen of England and formally recognised as such by her subjects. Beyond this, however, little is known of her. No contemporary images of her remain, and the chroniclers of her age left us only the faintest clues as to her life. Who was this spectral queen? In this first major biography, Tracy Borman sifts through the shards of evidence to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Matilda, Queen consort of William I King of England; Matilda, Queen consort of William I King of England
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tracy Borman
ISBN: 9780099549130 0099549131
OCLC Number: 811724779
Notes: Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2011.
Description: xxi, 297 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Tracy Borman.

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Matilda, wife of William the Conqueror, was the first woman to be crowned Queen of England and formally recognised as such by her subjects. Beyond this, however, little is known of her. Who was this  Read more...

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"Tracy Borman tells this story with a steady eye and a steady hand, tracing what can be known of Matilda's part in the events that were to change the course of English history" -- Helen Castor Read more...

 
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