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Twice royal lady

Green, Hilary, 1937-2015
Destined from childhood to be an important piece in the intricate chess game of power, Matilda is the granddaughter of William the Conqueror but also descended, through her mother, from the ancient line of Anglo-Saxon kings. Betrothed to Emperor Henry of Germany at the age of 8, she is married at 12 and crowned Empress. By her early 20s she is a widow, and the only surviving legitimate heir to her father, Henry I of England. Forced into a second marriage to a boy ten years younger, she gives birth to three sons, the male heirs her father longs for. However, on his sudden death, the throne is usurped by her cousin Stephen. Matilda is forced to choose between her husband and her rights as her father's heir. Intelligent, determined and courageous, she chooses to fight for her rights.
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Twice royal lady / Hilary Green.
London : Buried River Press, 2015.
351 pages : illustration (black and white) ; 20 cm
9781910208335 (pbk)
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