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Matilda of Flanders, Queen of England and Duchess of Normandy

One of the most influential and formidable medieval Queens of England was Matilda of Flanders, the wife of William the Conqueror. Flanders was a principality north of France, roughly where Belgium is now. Matilda’s father was Count Baldwin V and … Continue reading

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Emma of Normandy, Queen of England

While on tour in England in 2008, our British tour guide mentioned “We don’t do much medieval here”. My husband and I were standing in Salisbury Cathedral later in the day and I was thinking to myself, why not? That … Continue reading

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