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Queens of the Conquest

Alison Weir

This epic book brings to vivid life five powerful Norman queens, from Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror, to the Empress Matilda, mother to King Henry II, founder of the Plantagenet dynasty. The lives of England's medieval queens were packed with tragedy, betrayal, love, warfare, adultery and mystery-but their stories are obscured by centuries of myth and prejudice against these powerful women. These Norman queens were actually more autonomous and influential than most later queens, since they actually participated in battles and led troops of their own. By joining her husband William the Conqueror in the battle to take control of England, Matilda of Flanders set a precedent for her female descendants to continue to ride onto the battlefield and maintain their own separate armies.

This epic book brings to vivid life five powerful Norman queens, from Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror, to the Empress Matilda, mother to King Henry II, founder of the Plantagenet dynasty. The lives of England's medieval queens were packed with tragedy, betrayal, love, warfare, adultery and mystery-but their stories are obscured by centuries of myth and prejudice against these powerful women. These Norman queens were actually more autonomous and influential than most later queens, since they actually participated in battles and led troops of their own. By joining her husband William the Conqueror in the battle to take control of England, Matilda of Flanders set a precedent for her female descendants to continue to ride onto the battlefield and maintain their own separate armies.
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Genres:

History

Description:

This epic book brings to vivid life five powerful Norman queens, from Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror, to the Empress Matilda, mother to King Henry II, founder of the Plantagenet dynasty. The lives of England's medieval queens were packed with tragedy, betrayal, love, warfare, adultery and mystery-but their stories are obscured by centuries of myth and prejudice against these powerful women. These Norman queens were actually more autonomous and influential than most later queens, since they actually participated in battles and led troops of their own. By joining her husband William the Conqueror in the battle to take control of England, Matilda of Flanders set a precedent for her female descendants to continue to ride onto the battlefield and maintain their own separate armies.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Julia Franklin

Length:

17h 32m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:10


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:31


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

12:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

18:33


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:43


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

13:34


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:07


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

23:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

22:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

13:44


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

16:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

19:08


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

13:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

10:01


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:29


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

17:32


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:09


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

11:49


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:23


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:43


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:29


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:27


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:33


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:14


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

10:29


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

11:10


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:28


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:49


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

14:05


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

14:25


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

20:13


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

18:12


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

16:29


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

13:01


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

11:15


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

10:13


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

15:28


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:41


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

16:24


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:41


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:58


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

14:14


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

20:51


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

21:15


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

00:32