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Queen of the conqueror : the life of Matilda, wife of William I

Author: Tracy Borman
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, [2012], ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Tracy Borman lays out Matilda's remarkable story against one of the most fascinating and transformative periods in European history. Stirring, richly detailed, and wholly involving, Queen of the Conqueror reveals not just an extraordinary figure but an iconic woman who shaped generations, and an era that cast the essential framework for the world we know today.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Matilda, Queen consort of William I King of England; William, King of England
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tracy Borman
ISBN: 9780553808148 : 0553808141
OCLC Number: 753624774
Notes: "Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain as Matilda: queen of the conqueror by Jonathan Cape ... in 2011"--Title page verso.
Description: xxxi, 295 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
Contents: "Of kingly line" --
William the Bastard --
The rough wooing --
Birth of a dynasty --
Duchess of Normandy --
Earl Harold --
Conquest --
"A fatal disaster" --
Queen of England --
"The English tumults" --
"Mutual and lasting hostility" --
"Matilda, wealthy and powerful" --
A "wholly wretched mother" --
"A faithless wife" --
"Murmurs of loud and heartfelt grief" --
"The storms of troubles" --
"Mother of Kings."
Other Titles: Matilda, queen of the conqueror
Life of Matilda, wife of William I
Responsibility: Tracy Borman.

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Tracy Borman lays out Matilda's remarkable story against one of the most fascinating and transformative periods in European history. Stirring, richly detailed, and wholly involving, Queen of the Conqueror reveals not just an extraordinary figure but an iconic woman who shaped generations, and an era that cast the essential framework for the world we know today.

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