Queen of the Conqueror: The Life of Matilda, Wife of William I

Queen of the Conqueror: The Life of Matilda, Wife of William I - Tracy Borman What a read!! Matilda was an enigma in her time. She took the role of queen consort and shaped it to something that more suited her lifestyle. What we might have missed out on if she had not taken her education seriously! What a life she led! As the first queen of England to effectively rule as regent in her husbands absences she proved that some women were capable of more than just managing a household and bearing children. She ruled in her own right and her husband who adored her, relied on her for council as well as children. In the end her own ambition and motherly love got in the way of her relationship with her husband but he forgave her, although he never left her as regent after that.

Matilda was the role model for every queen that cme after her. Benevolent, kind, caring and terrorism to a fault. She was witty a d capable of handing down justice and effectively managing her many households and land holdings.

This book was a great read!! I highly recommend it to all history buffs out there!