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This epic book brings to vivid life five powerful Norman queens, from Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror, to the Empress Matilda, mother to King Henry II, founder of the Plantagenet dynasty.
The lives of England's medieval queens were packed with tragedy, betrayal, love, warfare, adultery, and mystery - but their stories are obscured by centuries of myth and prejudice against these powerful women. These Norman queens were actually more autonomous and influential than most later queens, since they actually participated in battles and led troops of their own. By joining her husband, William the Conqueror, in the battle to take control of England, Matilda of Flanders set a precedent for her female descendants to continue to ride onto the battlefield and maintain their own separate armies.
©2017 Alison Weir (P)2017 W.F. Howes
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By afCindy on 10-04-17

Narrator completely kills this book

This is a great subject and a great book, I can hardly ever put down the book or stop the audible listening to Ms Weirs books. Meanwhile this narrator chops it into chunks two or three words at a time using drama pauses upward a hundred times a chapter. Why oh why.

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By Ann on 11-04-17

Interesting as Always

I've read a handful of Alison Weir biographies, and she never fails to keep me engaged. Right now, I'm going through a Medieval England phase, so this book was right up my alley. She did a good job of mixing what information we do know with some speculation on her part and what legend says. My understanding is that this is meant to be part of a series, and I can't wait to read more of it.

I know another reviewer had a problem with the narrator. I didn't. I listened to the book at 1.5 speed, which might have made a difference. I didn't get distracted by the pauses.

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