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5 - Matilda of Scotland: England's Queen Godiva

5 - Matilda of Scotland: England's Queen Godiva

In 1100, Henry I became King of England after the suspicious death of William Rufus, but his accession was contested.  To help placate his Anglo-Saxon subjects, he chose as his queen one of their own, the Scottish princess Matilda.  She would prove to be far more than just dynastic window-dressing, becoming one of the most powerful queens in English mediaeval history.SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment.  To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to NotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!Edward the Exile (wikipedia)Malcom III in Macbeth (wikipedia)Alan the Red (Historical Britain Blog) Who killed William Rufus? (History in an Hour Blog)Coronation Charter of Henry I, also known as the Charter of LibertiesRobert Curthose (wikipedia)Archbishop Anselm of Canterbury (wikipedia)Trea