Matilda by Catherine Hanley audiobook

Matilda: Empress, Queen, Warrior

By Catherine Hanley
Read by Jennifer M. Dixon

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665208956

  • ISBN: 9781665208949

  • ISBN: 9781665208963

Runtime: 12.96 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A life of Matilda—empress, skilled military leader, and one of the greatest figures of the English Middle Ages

Matilda was a daughter, wife, and mother. But she was also empress, heir to the English crown—the first woman ever to hold the position—and an able military general.

This new biography explores Matilda's achievements as military and political leader, and sets her life and career in full context. Catherine Hanley provides fresh insight into Matilda's campaign to claim the title of queen, her approach to allied kingdoms and rival rulers, and her role in the succession crisis. Hanley highlights how Matilda fought for the throne, and argues that although she never sat on it herself her reward was to see her son become king. Extraordinarily, her line has continued through every single monarch of England or Britain from that time to the present day.

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Jennifer Dixon narrates . . . in an expressive and engaged tone that transports listeners to an earlier time. AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Catherine Hanley

Author Bio: Catherine Hanley Catherine Hanley is a writer and researcher specializing in the Middle Ages. She is the author of Louis and War and Combat, 1150-1270 and a contributor to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 12.96
Audience: Adult
Language: English