Matilda of Scotland: A Study in Medieval Queenship

Matilda of Scotland A Study in Medieval Queenship Matilda of Scotland was the daughter of Malcolm III of Scotland and his Anglo Saxon queen Margaret Matilda s marriage to Henry I of England in brought Henry son of William the Conqueror a direc

Matilda of Scotland Matilda of Scotland c May , originally christened Edith, was Queen of England as the first wife of King Henry I.She acted as regent of England in the absence of her spouse on several occasions Matilda was the daughter of the English princess Saint Margaret and the Scottish king Malcolm III.At the age of about six Matilda was sent Matilda of Boulogne Life She was born in Boulogne, France, the daughter of Eustace III, Count of Boulogne, and his wife Mary, daughter of King Malcolm III of Scotland and Saint Margaret of Scotland.Through her maternal grandmother, Matilda was descended from the pre Conquest English kings Countess of Boulogne In , Matilda married Stephen of Edith or Matilda of Scotland English Monarchs Edith or Matilda of Scotland circa May Edith of Scotland was born circa at Dunfermline, she was the daughter of Malcolm III King of Scots Can and Saint Margaret. Matilda Name Meaning Origin Baby Name Wizard Meaning of the name Matilda Derived from the Old High German Mahthilda powerful in battle , a compound name composed of the elements Person Page the peerage Henry I Beauclerc , King of England was born in September at Selby, Yorkshire, North Riding, England G He was the son of William I the Conqueror , King of England and Matihilde van Vlaanderen He married, firstly, Editha of Scotland, daughter of Malcolm III Caennmor , King of Scotland and Saint Margaret the Exile , on Tilda Swinton Biography Lives miles east of Inverness in Nairn, Scotland, with her partner Sandro Kopp an artist of some note and her children, Xavier and Honor Byrne, whose father is Scottish painter and playwright John Byrne. BBC History Historic Figures Matilda Matilda was born in , the daughter of Henry I, King of England In , she married the Holy Roman Emperor Henry V The death of Matilda s brother in made her Henry I s sole legitimate heir When her husband died in , Henry recalled her to England and, in , he insisted that the Matilda, Infantry Tank Mark II The Matilda, nicknamed the Queen of the Desert, became legendary because of its impressive armor, the best in western Europe in . Matilda The Musical Palace Theatre Manchester ATG Matilda The Musical is the multi award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl Believe the hype New York Post Read Running time TBC The running time will be added as soon as it is confirmed Age guidance West of Scotland Women s Bowling Association Home Instituted Proudly powered by WeeblyWeebly

  • Title: Matilda of Scotland: A Study in Medieval Queenship
  • Author: Lois L. Huneycutt
  • ISBN: 9780851159942
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Matilda of Scotland was the daughter of Malcolm III of Scotland and his Anglo Saxon queen Margaret Matilda s marriage to Henry I of England in 1100 brought Henry, son of William the Conqueror, a direct and politically desirable link to Matilda s ancestor Alfred the Great Matilda was educated in the exclusive convents of Romsey and Wilton, a grounding which enabled her toMatilda of Scotland was the daughter of Malcolm III of Scotland and his Anglo Saxon queen Margaret Matilda s marriage to Henry I of England in 1100 brought Henry, son of William the Conqueror, a direct and politically desirable link to Matilda s ancestor Alfred the Great Matilda was educated in the exclusive convents of Romsey and Wilton, a grounding which enabled her to further the literate court culture of the twelfth century, and under her control was a substantial demesne that allowed her to exercise both lay and ecclesiastical patronage In the matter of ruling, she was an active partner in administering Henry s cross channel realm, served as a member of his curia regis, and on occasion acted with what amounted to vice regal authority in England while Henry was in Normandy Chroniclers of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries often refer to her as Mathilda bona regina, or Matildis beatae memoriae, and for a time she was popularly regarded as a saint Huneycutt s study shows how Matilda achieved such acclaim, both because the political structures of her day allowed her the opportunity to do so and because she herself was skilled at manipulating those structures This study will be valuable to those interested in not only English political history, but also to historians of women, the medieval church, and medieval culture.

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    1. As the subtitle states this is "A Study in Medieval Queenship" not a biography. The book is structured thematically so there is little narrative of Matilda's adult life. The idea of "queenship" explored in the book is pretty much limited to Matilda's public life and her role as a sort of bureaucratic mate to Henry I. Admittedly sources would be limited but there is virtually no discussion of her family life as a wife and mother, which must also have been very important elements of her "queenship [...]

    2. This book has been my constant companion for almost a year as I have been doing my final project for my degree about Matilda. Huneycutt's biography is so comprehensive and well written; I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and it was invaluable for my work. Without this book I would not have been able to complete my project.

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