SUMMARY ´ Matilda Empress

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Matilda EmpressThe English throne could finally halt the bloody endless warIn the vein of Philippa Gregory's The Other Boleyn Girl Matilda Empress illuminates the real history of the early English monarchs while exploring what is at stake when a strong woman at the center of great upheaval refuses to play by the rules laid out for he. If you are a historical fiction fan you don't want to miss this book The old English style of writing takes a bit to get into but if you stick with it you will not regret it It is a fantastic story The story is about Matilda who comes in to the throne at a very young age Widowed by the age of 24 and forced to return to her father's estate she finds herself attracted to a man she cannot have Matilda is treated like property and used as a pawn by the very people who are supposed to love and protect her She has no idea who she can trust It was a very intriguing read that grabs you

SUMMARY Matilda Empress

SUMMARY ´ Matilda Empress ↠ Matilda a 12th century Empress of the Holy Roman Empire and daughter of Henry I is twenty four years old and a widow She returns to inherit her father's double realm of England and Normandy but is promptly married against her will to Geoffrey a minor continental nobleman Absent from England at the time of her father's death MaMatilda a 12th century Empress of the Holy Roman Empire and daughter of Henry I is twenty four years old and a widow She returns to inherit her father's double realm of England and Normandy but is promptly married against her will to Geoffrey a minor continental nobleman Absent from England at the time of her father's. I read this book because it was written by the sister of one of my daughter's classmates I thoroughly enjoyed the writing style Matilda's voice has an authentic medieval flavor and the introduction of the troubadour's writings adds interest and verisimilitude Unfortunately the premise of the novel Matilda's lifelong sexual obsession with her cousin Stephen was too much for me to swallow I realize the book is fiction but my preference is for historical fiction to stick as close to known facts as possible I have no problem with made up nonexistent secondary characters or mildly anachronistic chronological fixings but when the heart of the book is based on something clearly not true I draw the line The legend that Maude and Stephen were lovers and Henry their son has been thoroughly discredited by historians When Christ and his Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman

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Death Matilda loses her throne to her cousin Stephen despite their ongoing and secret love affairFor almost twenty years anarchy reigns throughout the empire and their illicit passion fluctuates between hatred and obsession The only hope is the Empress's growing faith and their illegitimate son whose rightful claim to. This is the story of Matilda Empress who became leader of the Holy Roman Empire at a very young age At 24 she finds herself a widow and is sent back to England to her father's estate There she is drawn to her cousin Stephen but he is married to another She knows it is wrong to want him but she cannot help herself Matilda is soon married to another but Stephen leads Matilda on pursuing her even across borders Matilda has a hard time saying no even though she knows her duty is to be true to her husband Their relationship is not an easy one though is and Matilda is devoted than Stephen which is proven when he maneuvers himself into her place on the throne There are no uncomplicated relationships in this book Instead it is full of medieval politics and intrigue At the center of it all Matilda doesn't know who to trust and has to figure out what her next moves are going to be in the chess game of royal politics I would give this book 4 stars The old English style of writing took a bit of time to adjust to but once I got used to the narrative it was easy to get into the story It is amazing to realize how a woman even one as high ranking as an empress was treated as property in those times Matilda struggled with that perception and fought to be considered as than just a woman I was asked by the author for an honest review