Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2311
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Chibnall , Marjorie.
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  • Title: The Empress Matilda and her Sons
  • Source: Medieval Mothering.  Edited by John Carmi Parsons and Bonnie Wheeler.  Garland Publishing, 1996.  Pages 279 - 294.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Geoffrey, Brother of Henry II, King of England Henry II, King of England Matilda, the Empress, Queen of England Mothers Politics Sons William, Brother of Henry II, King of England
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 12
  • Related Resources: Marjorie Chibnall's study of Matilda, for instance, reveals how, although Matilda had three sons, her life was devoted to the unwavering quest to secure the English throne for Henry. Little of the private mother emerges from behind the cloak of affairs of
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  • Illustrations: The Empress Matilda had good relations with all three of her sons, but made her life's work the task of securing Henry's inheritance in England and Normandy. She had a strong influence on his training, and he showed great respect for her. [Reproduced by permission of Garland Publishing.]
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  • Author's Affiliation: Clare Hall, University of Cambridge [Emeritus Fellow]
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815323417
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