The Empress Matilda
Queen Consort, Queen Mother and Lady of the English
By (author) Marjorie Chibnall
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Empress Matilda by Marjorie Chibnall
Book DescriptionThis is the first comprehensive and fully documented study of the Empress Matilda to be published in English. Much of the serious work on her life and historical importance has never been translated from German, and almost all has concentrated on the years of her struggle with Stephen for the English crown. This book examines her career as a whole, including the years as consort of the Emperor Henry V and as regent in Normandy for her son Henry II. It illustrates the problems of female succession in the early twelfth century, and gives a balanced assessment of Matildaa s character and achievements in the context of her own times.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631190288
(229mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Sep-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Marjorie Chibnall
Normans, Paperback (June 2006)
This book provides the most comprehensive examination of the Normans available, examining the emergence of the Normans, their characteristics as a group, and their various achievements in war, culture and civilization.
Debate on the Norman Conquest, Paperback (June 1999)
The debate on the Norman Conquest is still ongoing. Because of the interest that has been shown in the subject of conquest and its aftermath, interpretations have been numerous and conflicting; students bewildered by controversies may find this book a useful guide through the morass of literature.
Gesta Guillelmi of William of Poitiers, Hardback (January 1998)
Describe in this book are William's campaigns in Normandy, the careful preparations he made for the invasion of England, the battle of Hastings and the establishment of Norman power after the conquest. Written from the Norman courts point of view, this edition provides an English translation of the "Gesta Guillelmi of William of Poitiers".
Waltham Chronicle, Hardback (October 1994)» View all books by Marjorie Chibnall
The Waltham Chronicle is an interesting example of a 12th-century historia fundacionis. Written by one of the secular canons of Waltham just after the refoundation of the house as an Augustinian priory in 1177, it records the legends of the original foundation and miracle stories.
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Author Biography - Marjorie Chibnall
Marjorie Chibnall is Emeritus Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, and has also lectured in the universities of Southampton and Aberdeen. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and Corresponding Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, and her most recent books include The World of Orderic Vitalis and Anglo--Norman England 1066--1166.
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