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Matilda Empress, consort of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor 1102-1167

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    When Christ and his saints slept by Sharon Kay Penman( Book )
    10 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 1,363 libraries worldwide
    In the 12th Century, a king's daughter and her cousin fight for the crown of England. She is Maude, the only legitimate daughter of 23 children sired by Henry I. He is Stephen of Blois, who in a daring move seizes the crown. The people accept him, but Maude will obtain revenge through her son, the future Henry II
    The siege winter by Ariana Franklin( Book )
    8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,168 libraries worldwide
    A traumatized apprentice archer, disguised as a boy, and the young chatelaine of a strategically important fortress risk their lives to support the Empress Matilda's campaign for the throne of mid-12th-century England
    The passionate enemies by Jean Plaidy( Book )
    11 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 801 libraries worldwide
    When the son of Henry I dies without leaving a male heir, the king commands that his daughter, Matilda, the childless widow of German Emperor Henry V, is to rule after his death. Against her will she is made to marry 16-year-old Geoffrey of Anjou. However, Henry's nephew, Stephen of Blois also has a fair claim to the throne and the two become passionate enemies in an armed struggle for the English Crown
    The fatal crown by Ellen Jones( Book )
    7 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and German and held by 798 libraries worldwide
    From shadowy intrigues at court and church, to battlefields where there are no victories, Maud and Stephen accept the destiny that forces them to surrender their love for a crown
    The Empress Matilda : queen consort, queen mother, and lady of the English by Marjorie Chibnall( Book )
    6 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 580 libraries worldwide
    "Granddaughter of William the Conqueror and of King Malcolm of the Scots, and daughter of Henry I, Matilda fought for the throne of England, arguably hers by right, for nine years, and was denied it largely because she was a woman. In valour and determination Matilda may be compared with Boudicca or with Elizabeth I." "This is the first fully documented account of her extraordinary, action-packed life to have been published in English. Book jacket."--Jacket
    Queens of the conquest by Alison Weir( Book )
    4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 577 libraries worldwide
    "Spanning the years from the Norman conquest in 1066 to the dawn of a new era in 1154, when Henry II succeeded to the throne and Eleanor of Aquitaine, the first Plantagenet queen, was crowned, this ... book brings to ... life five women, including Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror, the first Norman king; Matilda of Scotland, revered as the common mother of all England; and Empress Maud, England's first female ruler, whose son King Henry II would go on to found the Plantagenet dynasty"
    No dark place by Joan Wolf( Book )
    6 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 441 libraries worldwide
    Hugh Corbaille, adopted son of the Sheriff of Lincoln, sets out to prove himself the rightful Earl of Wiltshire and to seek justice for his murdered birth father
    She-wolves: England's early queens by Helen Castor( visu )
    3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
    Hosted and based on the book by Dr. Helen Castor, and filmed on location in England and France, this BBC series explores the lives of seven English queens who challenged male power, the fierce and fiery reactions they provoked, and whether, in fact, much has changed
    The lioness roared : the problems of female rule in English history by Charles Beem( Book )
    6 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
    "How were English ruling queens able to assert and maintain their authority over male dominant, patriarchal political cultures? This study combines the methodologies of gender studies and political and constitutional history to provide a sweeping historical explanation for how these women pulled off such a feat. While ruling queens occupied the office of king, they still had to conform to contemporary expectations of womanhood that served as social and political roadblocks to the full exercise of regal power
    Empress Matilda : uncrowned queen of England by Nesta Pain( Book )
    3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
    The forgotten queen by Haley Elizabeth Garwood( Book )
    3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
    Queens of the conquest : England's medieval queens by Alison Weir( Sound Recording )
    9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
    The story of England's medieval queens is vivid and stirring, packed with tragedy, high drama and even comedy. It is a chronicle of love, murder, war and betrayal, filled with passion, intrigue and sorrow, peopled by a cast of heroines, villains, stateswomen and lovers. Alison Weir strips away centuries of romantic mythology and prejudice to reveal the lives of England's queens in the century after the Norman Conquest. Beginning with Matilda of Flanders, who supported William the Conqueror in his invasion of England in 1066, and culminating in the turbulent life of the Empress Maud, who claimed to be Queen of England in her own right and fought a bitter war to that end, the five Norman queens emerge as hugely influential and fascinating characters. This work is a tale of interconnected lives and a rich portrait of English history in a time of flux
    She-wolves : the women who ruled England before Elizabeth by Helen Castor( Book )
    5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
    The boy in the bed was just fifteen years old. He had been handsome, perhaps recently; but now his face was swollen and disfigured by disease, and by the treatments his doctors had prescribed him in the attempt to ward off its ravages
    Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick( Book )
    2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
    Queen Adeliza is married to a warrior who supports Stephen, grandson of the Conqueror, while her stepdaughter, Empress Matilda, will let no one, not even Stephen himself, stand in the way of her inheritance
    Kaiserin Mathilde, Mutter Heinrichs von Anjou, und das Zeitalter der Anarchie in England by Oskar Rössler( Book )
    5 editions published between 1897 and 1965 in German and held by 92 libraries worldwide
    The siege winter : a novel by Ariana Franklin( file )
    3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
    A powerful historical novel by the late Ariana Franklin and her daughter Samantha Norman, The Siege Winter is a tour de force mystery and murder, adventure and intrigue, a battle for a crown, told by two courageous young women whose fates are intertwined in twelfth century England's devastating civil war. 1141. England is engulfed in war as King Stephen and his cousin, the Empress Matilda, vie for the crown. In this dangerous world, not even Emma, an eleven-year-old peasant, is safe. A depraved monk obsessed with redheads kidnaps the ginger-haired girl from her village and leaves her for dead. When an archer for hire named Gwyl finds her, she has no memory of her previous life. Unable to abandon her, Gwyl takes the girl with him, dressing her as a boy, giving her a new name--Penda--and teaching her to use a bow. But Gwyn knows that the man who hurt Penda roams free, and that a scrap of evidence she possesses could be very valuable. Gwyl and Penda make their way to Kenilworth, a small but strategically important fortress that belongs to fifteen-year-old Maud. Newly wedded to a boorish and much older husband after her father's death, the fierce and determined young chatelaine tempts fate and Stephen's murderous wrath when she gives shelter to the empress. Aided by a garrison of mercenaries, including Gwyl and his odd red-headed apprentice, Maud will stave off Stephen's siege for a long, brutal winter that will bring a host of visitors to Kenilworth--kings, soldiers ... and a sinister monk with deadly business to finish
    Lady of english by Elizabeth Chadwick( Sound Recording )
    3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
    "Two very different women are linked by destiny and the struggle for the English crown. Matilda, daughter of Henry I, is determined to win back her crown from Stephen, the usurper king. Adeliza, Henry's widowed queen and Matilda's stepmother, is now married to William D'Albini, a warrior of the opposition. Both women are strong and prepared to stand firm for what they know is right. But in a world where a man's word is law, how can Adeliza obey her husband while supporting Matilda, the rightful queen? And for Matilda pride comes before a fall ... What price for a crown? What does it cost to be 'Lady of the English'?"--Publisher description
    Twice royal lady by Hilary Green( Book )
    3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
    A novel bringing to life the tale of Empress Matilda, daughter of King Henry I, and her decision to fight for her rights as her father's heirDestined from childhood to be an important piece in the intricate chess game of power, Matilda is the granddaughter of William the Conqueror but also descended, through her mother, from the ancient line of Anglo-Saxon kings. Betrothed to Emperor Henry of Germany at the age of eight, she is married at 12 and crowned Empress. By her early twenties she is a widow, and the only surviving legitimate heir to her father, Henry l of England. Forced into a second marriage to a boy 10 years younger, she gives birth to three sons, the male heirs her father longs for. However, on his sudden death, the throne is usurped by her cousin, Stephen. Matilda is forced to choose between her husband and her rights as her father's heir. Intelligent, determined, and courageous, she chooses to fight for her rights
    Matilda Empress by Lise Arin( Book )
    3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
    Matilda, a twelfth-century Empress of the Holy Roman Empire and daughter of Henry I, is twenty-four years old and a widow. She returns to inherit her father's double realm of England and Normandy, but is promptly married against her will to Geoffrey, a minor continental nobleman. Absent from England at the time of her father's death, Matilda loses her throne to her cousin, Stephen, despite their ongoing and secret love affair. For almost twenty years, anarchy reigns throughout the empire, and their illicit passion fluctuates between hatred and obsession. The only hope is the Empress' growing faith and their illegitimate son, whose rightful claim to the English throne could finally end the bloody, endless war. In the vein of Philippa Gregory's The Other Boleyn Girl, Matilda Empress illuminates the real history of the early English monarchs, while exploring what is at stake when a strong woman at the center of great upheaval refuses to play by the rules laid out for her
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Aaliz 1102-1167
Adela 1102-1167
Carica Matilda
Cisárovná Maud
Empress Matilda daughter of King Henry I of England, wife of Holy Roman Emperor Henry V
Împărăteasa Matilda
Kaisarina Matilda
Keisrinna Matilda
Maharani Matilda
Mahaut 1102-1167 reine d'Angleterre
Mahaut reine d'Angleterre
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Mathilde 1102-1167 Anjou, Gräfin
Mathilde 1102-1167 comtesse d'Anjou
Mathilde 1102-1167 Empress, consort of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor
Mathilde 1102-1167 England, Prinzessin
Mathilde 1102-1167 impératrice germanique
Mathilde Anjou, Gräfin 1102-1167
Mathilde comtesse d'Anjou 1102-1167
Mathilde, Empress, consort of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1102-1167
Mathilde England, Prinzessin 1102-1167
Mathilde impératrice germanique 1102-1167
Mathilde l'Emperesse impératrice consort du Saint-Empire romain germanique, puis comtesse consort d'Anjou, duchesse de Normandie
Mathilde van Engeland erfgename van Hendrik I van Engeland. Echtgenote van keizer Hendrik V en Godfried V van Anjou
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Matilda Anjou, Gräfin 1102-1167
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Matilda Gemahlin des deutschen Kaisers Heinrich V.
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Matilde d'Inghilterra imperatrice del Sacro Romano Impero dal 1114 al 1125
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Matthildur keisaraynja
Matylda Anglická
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Maud 1102-1167 Empress, consort of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor
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Maud, Empress, consort of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1102-1167
Maude 1102-1167 Empress
Maude 1102-1167 Empress, consort of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor
Maude Empress 1102-1167
Maude, Empress, consort of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1102-1167
Nữ hoàng Matilda
Yr Ymerodres Matilda
Αυτοκράτειρα Ματθίλδη
Матилда од Енглеске
Матильда королева Англии в 1141 году, дочь и наследница короля Генриха I
Мацільда, каралева Англіі
מתילדה הקיסרית
ماتيلدا ملكة إنجلترا
ملکه ماتیلدا
ملکہ میٹلڈا
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