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This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780631190288
ISBN-10: 0631190287
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Sep-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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