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  • Record Number: 20750
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Chibnall , Marjorie
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  • Title: The Empress Matilda as a Subject for Biography [The author explores contemporary sources for the life of Empress Matilda, daughter of King Henry I and heir to the throne of England. Chibnall focuses on the events following Henry's death. E. van Houts has suggested that the queen's pregancy caused her to delay her trip to England, but Chibnall argues that Matilda did take action immediately by travelling to Normandy and knew the importance of coronation. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Writing Medieval Biography, 750-1250: Essays in Honour of Professor Frank Barlow.  Edited by David Bates, Julia Crick, and Sarah Hamilton.  Boydell Press, 2006.  Pages 185 - 194.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Biography Chronicles Coronations Historiography Matilda, the Empress, Queen of England Pregnancy Queens Succession
  • Geographic Area: British Isles;France
  • Century: 12
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  • Year of Publication: 2006.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1843832623
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