Empress Matilda (c. 7 February 1102 – 10 September 1167), also known as the Empress Maude, was one of the claimants to the English throne during the civil war known as the Anarchy. The daughter and heir of King Henry I of England , she went to Germany as a child when she was married to the future Holy Roman Emperor Henry V .
Empress Matilda. Empress Matilda (c. 7 February 1102–10 September 1167), sometimes called Empress Maud, was the second child of Henry I of England and Matilda of Scotland. Her brother, William Adelin, died in the wreck of the White Ship in 1120. This made Matilda the hereditary heir to the English throne.
Empress Matilda, also known as Empress Maud (c. February 7, 1102–September 10, 1167), the daughter of Henry I of England, is best known in history for the civil war sparked by her fight against her cousin Stephen to win the throne of England for herself and her descendants.
Matilda, consort of the Holy Roman emperor Henry V and afterward claimant to the English throne in the reign of King Stephen. She was the only daughter of Henry I of England by Queen Matilda and was sister of William the Aetheling, heir to the English and Norman thrones.
We can think of Empress Matilda as the fierce nearly Norman queen, who battled her cousin Stephen and the sexism of medieval England for 19 long years, during a period described as ‘The Anarchy’. Basing her campaign in Oxford, Matilda battled, sieged, and even made an elaborate escape during her enduring efforts to claim the English throne.
Born Matilda Alice on February 7, 1102, in Winchester, Hampshire, England; died at Rouen, duchy of Normandy, France, on September 10, 1167; daughter of Henry I (1068–1135), king of England (r. 1100–1135), and Queen Matilda of Scotland (1080–1118); married Henry V (1081–1125), Holy Roman emperor (r. 1106–1125), on January 7, 1114 (d. 1125); marri...
Empress Matilda, also known as Matilda of England, was the daughter of King Henry I of England (r. 1100–1135) and Matilda of Scotland (d. 1118), his first wife. She was the heiress and claimant to the English throne after the death of her father in 1135. Matilda lived a long and extraordinary life, which took her from England to Germany, to ...
Empress Matilda ( c. 7 February 1102 – 10 September 1167), also known as the Empress Maude, was one of the claimants to the English throne during the civil war known as the Anarchy. The daughter and heir of King Henry I of England, she went to Germany as a child when she was married to the future Holy Roman Emperor Henry V.
Empress Matilda, daughter of Henry I: a queen in a king’s world Historian Helen Castor explores how Matilda, daughter of Henry I, came tantalisingly close to becoming England's first female king Published: September 10, 2020 at 11:30 AM Treat yourself or someone special to book when you subscribe to BBC History Magazine
Empress Matilda’s popular perception has long tended to be an unflattering one: most recently, her reputation is that of an irascible woman who never gained the Crown of England because of her own folly and arrogance. Catherine Hanley seeks to provide a more nuanced look at the mid-twelfth century woman who was denied her right to rule.