Queen Matilda The Daughter-Great By Birth

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The inscription on Matilda 's tomb at Rouen, France, reads: "Here lies Henry 's daughter, wife and mother; great by birth, greater by marriage, but greatest in motherhood."
Matilda the Daughter- Great by Birth
This quote above is fact all true though still debated. Matilda (also known as Maud) was the only daughter of Henry I of England. Her mother was Queen Matilda and she was the older sister to William the Atheling, heir to the English and Norman thrones. Although there are whispers of how legitimate Henry I claim for the throne is, one such that he killed his brother for it, there is no dispute that he now has it and is the king of England and Duke of Normandy. His wife was also of royal blood being the daughter of Queen Margaret of
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As such Matilda became the consort of the Holy Roman Emperor, Henry V, at the young age of eight; effectively making her an empress. Matilda had no say on who she would marry. When she became the wife of the emperor, one of the most powerful men in Europe, she was in a position of power most women of her time did not have. However she remained firmly under her husband. Matilda had little chance to showcase her skills as a ruler, but would get her chance when rebellion started up in Germany. Matilda was left as regent over the Holy Roman Empire of Henry V. From 1117 to 1119, while the emperor dealt with the rebellions in Germany. Empress Matilda, “issued charters, decided lawsuits, and served as intercessor between her husband and his vassals.” while in Italy. Although advantageous to the English crown the union of Matilda and Henry V was not a popular match back home and would not endear her to the people of England. She grew up in Germany as the consort of one of the most powerful men in Europe, with influence and wealth to match her status. Because of this she would be seen as an outsider. The marriage however does save her from being disowned by her father when her younger brother and heir William dies in what is called the ‘White ship”
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