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7 - Matilda of Boulogne: The All Action, Badass, Sweet-Talking, Soldier Leading, Warrior-Diplomat

7 - Matilda of Boulogne: The All Action, Badass, Sweet-Talking, Soldier Leading, Warrior-Diplomat

Henry I was dead and anarchy ensues when Stephen of Blois and the Empress Matilda fight for the throne.  Yet Stephen's cause would have collapsed into nothing without the efforts of his remarkable wife Matilda of Boulogne - a woman who was peerless in the art of diplomacy and not to be messed with.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 www.audibletrial.com/queensShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!BibliographyWhite Ship Disaster (wikipedia)Empress Matilda (History in an Hour)County of Boulogne (wikipedia)Eustace of Boulogne - Matilda's father (wikipedia)Robert of Gloucester - (englishmonarchs.co.uk)Battle of the Standard, also known as the Battle of Northallerton (UK Battlefields Trust)Battle of Lincoln (wikipedia)I AM NO MAN! (youtube)Gesta Stephani (wikipedia)

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