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Empress Matilda/ Maud

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Empress Matilda/ Maud

Post by Nefret » Mon August 13th, 2012, 8:15 pm

I find her interesting, and want to read more. Nonfiction is preferable, but fiction is good too.

I already have When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman, and now Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Tue August 14th, 2012, 12:33 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]I find her interesting, and want to read more. Nonfiction is preferable, but fiction is good too.

I already have When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman, and now Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick.[/quote]

Marjorie Chibnall has written a biography of her:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Empress-Matil ... e+Chibnall
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Post by Carla » Tue August 14th, 2012, 6:44 pm

'Warrior Queens' by Antonia Fraser is an interesting non-fiction discussion of women leaders in war throughout history. It has a chapter on Empress Maud and it's interesting to see her story in context with others.
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Post by princess garnet » Tue August 14th, 2012, 7:03 pm

She briefly appears The Courts of Love by Jean Plaidy.
Another Plaidy oldie: The Passionate Enemies which is out of print.

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Post by EC2 » Tue August 14th, 2012, 7:09 pm

Chibnall's is the main biography. I seem to recall that Nesta Payne (sp, not looked it up, might be Pain(e) ) wrote one but I haven't read it.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Rowan » Wed August 15th, 2012, 6:18 pm

She-Wolves by Helen Castor has a chapter in it about Empress Maude It's NF.

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