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Matilda: Empress, Queen, Warrior

Matilda: Empress, Queen, Warrior (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hanley, Catherine

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A life of Matilda-empress, skilled military leader, and one of the greatest figures of the English Middle Ages Matilda was a daughter, wife, and mother. But she was also empress, heir to the English crown-the first woman ever to hold the position-and an able military general. Thi...s new biography explores Matilda's achievements as military and political leader, and sets her life and career in full context. Catherine Hanley provides fresh insight into Matilda's campaign to claim the title of queen, her approach to allied kingdoms and rival rulers, and her role in the succession crisis. Hanley highlights how Matilda fought for the throne, and argues that although she never sat on it herself her reward was to see her son become king. Extraordinarily, her line has continued through every single monarch of England or Britain from that time to the present day.
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ISBN 9780300251470
Released NZ 15 Feb 2020
Publisher Yale University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780300251470
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Yale University Press
Imprint Yale University Press
Released 15 Feb 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hanley, Catherine
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Royalty
World History: C 500 To C 1500
British & Irish History
Women's Studies
Number of Pages 296
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 197mm
Dewey Code 942.024092
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Empresses - Biography - Rome, Great Britain - History - Stephen, 1135-1154
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade