Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 18761
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Leyser , Karl.
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  • Title: The Anglo-Norman Succession 1120-1125 [When the son and heir of Henry I died in a shipwreck, Henry made his barons pledge allegiance to his daughter Matilda (wife of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor) as his new heir, but Matilda faced great opposition from others who claimed the throne. Although they were ultimately unsuccessful, both Matilda and her husband actively waged numerous military and diplomatic campaigns attempting to secure Matilda’s succession to the throne. It is clear from the accounts of medieval historians like Orderic Vitalis that Henry V hoped to present Matilda as not only his claim to the Anglo-Norman territories but also as the future mother of a new emperor. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Anglo-Norman Studies 8, ( 1990): Pages 225 - 241.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Anglo- Normans Emperors Henry I, King of England Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor Historians History Kings Matilda the Empress Noble Women Norman Conquest of England (1066) Normans Orderic Vitalis, Historian Politics Royal Dynasties Succession Women in Active
  • Geographic Area: British Isles;Germany
  • Century: 12
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 09549927
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