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Author Weir, Alison, 1951- author.

Title Queens of the conquest / Alison Weir.

Publication Info. New York : Ballantine Books, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    920 WEI    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description xxxiv, 556 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series England's medieval queens ; book one
Weir, Alison, 1951- England's medieval queens ; bk. 1.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-532) and index.
Contents Matilda of Flanders -- Matilda of Scotland -- Adeliza of Louvain -- Matilda of Boulogne and the Empress Maud -- The Empress Maud.
Summary "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: Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror, the first Norman king; Matilda of Scotland, revered as 'the common mother of all England'; Adeliza of Louvain, the young beauty whom the aging Henry I married to get an heir; Matilda of Boulogne, one of the most desirable brides in Europe, who fought a war on behalf of her husband, King Stephen, against the Empress Maud, England's first female ruler and this book's fifth queen, whose son King Henry II would go on to found the Plantagenet dynasty. More than those who came before or after them, these Norman consorts were recognized as equal sharers in sovereignty. Drawing from the most reliable contemporary sources, Weir skillfully strips away centuries of romantic lore to share a balanced and authentic take on the importance of these female monarchs."--Jacket.
Subject Matilda, Queen, consort of William I, King of England, -1083.
Matilda, Queen, consort of Henry I, King of England, 1080-1118.
Matilda, of Boulogne, Queen, consort of Stephen, King of England, approximately 1103-1152.
Matilda, Empress, consort of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1102-1167.
Queens -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Monarchy -- Great Britain -- History -- To 1500.
Great Britain -- History -- Norman period, 1066-1154.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781101966662 (hardcover)
1101966661 (hardcover)

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