Empress Matilda, Queen of England

Born 1102; Reigned 1141-1167

Matilda was the only daughter of King Henry I and was adopted as the future Queen in 1127 by the Barons on the death of the heir William. When Henry died in 1135 she was denied the throne by Stephen of Blois. In 1139 she invaded England, establishing a stronghold in the west country, and captured Stephen in 1141.

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England and its Rulers: 1066-1272, by MT Clanchy, at Amazon UK for £16.99 or Amazon USA for $32.95

Genealogy of Matilda


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