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Queen of the Conqueror: The Life of Matilda, Wife of William I

Queen of the Conqueror: The Life of Matilda, Wife of William I (Random House)

Do you know the name of the first queen of England? Do you know her story? Most people don’t. Matilda of Flanders is often overshadowed by her husband, William the Conqueror. It is impossible to escape any high-school history class without hearing his name, but even in college level classes her name isn’t mentioned. This book showcases the knowledge, power, and strength of this queen who was a crucial part of her husband’s victorious path through history. Though originally she had refused to marry him, denouncing him as a bastard, she soon said she would marry no other, after he came to ‘visit’ her. “He must be a man of great courage and high daring,” she said, “[to have ventured to] come and beat me down in my own father’s palace.” Pick up this beautifully printed book and learn all about one of the more fascinating queens of medieval history!

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