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History at it's best!,
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This review is from: Matilda: Wife of the Conqueror, First Queen of England (Hardcover)
I purchased this book after hearing an interview with the author on the BBC History magazine podcast. Medieval history has always been a period that has interested me and the author spoke with such passion and knowledge regarding her subject that I decided to give Queen Matilda's story a try. I was not disappointed!
The is a very readable account of a figure that has been very much sidelined in subjugation to her husband, William the Conqueror. The author does not bury you in a mire of inconsequential information in this charming account but rather gets straight to the point in drawing a very balanced portrait of a great English Queen.
This book is a must for any history lover and would make an ideal present for any young girl who wants to read about a strong and intelligent female whom carved a powerful niche for herself in a remorseless, male dominated society.
Top class history! If I could give it 10 stars I would!