Try In the first volume of this epic new series, Alison Weir strips away centuries of romantic mythology and prejudice to reveal the lives of England's queens in the century after the Norman Conquest. It begins with Matilda of Flanders, who supported William the Conqueror in his invasion of England in 1066, and culminates in the turbulent life of the Empress Maud, who claimed to be queen of ... The first volume published concentrates on the Queens of the Conquest and covers the first century of the Norman Conquest from 1066 to 1167.
It has five chronologically arranged chapters on Matilda of Flanders, Queen of William I and mother of two more English kings William II and Henry I. The two Queens of King Henry I, Matilda of England, mother of The Empress Maud and Adeliza of Louvain ... Spanning the years from the Norman conquest in 1066 to 1154, when Henry II succeeded to the throne and Eleanor of Aquitaine, the first Plantagenet queen, was crowned, this epic book brings to life five women: Matilda of Flanders, Matilda of Scotland, Adeliza of Louvain, Matilda of Boulogne, and Empress Maud. Praise for Queens of the Conquest "Best-selling author [Alison] Weir pens another readable, well-researched English history, the first in a proposed four-volume series on England's medieval queens.