Monday, 19 July 2010
A New Series
After the very positive and very kind feedback received following this blog's series on The Fall of Anne Boleyn back in May, I will be starting another very soon, as well as keeping up with regular, random blogging.
Starting next week, and averaging (I hope) one every week or two, I will be writing a series on the lives of the Queens of England, beginning with Matilda of Flanders, the wife of William the Conqueror.
I haven't yet decided what to do when we reach the tricky issue of the 16th century and the advent of Lady Jane Grey and Queen Mary I, who were Queens-Regnant. I am tempted to write instead of their consorts - Lord Guildford Dudley and King Philip II, and to do the same when it comes to the husbands of the other reigning Queens: George of Denmark, Prince Albert and the current Duke of Edinburgh.
But, we'll see - it's a long way off.
Some of the lives of the Queens of England are beyond fascinating, particularly those who we aren't so used to hearing about and I hope the series lives up to the subjects!
The first few posts will cover the Queens of the House of Normandy, who ruled England between 1066 and 1154, they are: -
"The Friend of True Piety": The Life of Matilda of Flanders, Queen of England
The Good Queen: The Life of Matilda of Scotland, Queen of England
The Fair Maid of Brabant: The Life of Adeliza of Louvain, Queen of England
The Other Queen: The Life of Matilda of Boulogne, Queen of England