Empress Matilda – Her Fight for the Throne

In 1141, England nearly had a reigning queen. The banquet was on the table, but the coronation never took place! Matilda was the woman in question, already Dowager Empress of Germany, and a capable, strong ruler – so why did she fail? My talk explores the politics of gender, medieval theories of monarchy, and the terrible war, which was waged for Matilda’s rights.

Tim Porter
Hans Hill Farm
GL56 9TB

01386 700 664

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