Season 2, Episode 5: Empress Matilda

Empress Matilda (1102 – 1167) was the daughter, wife, and mother of Kings. She also should have been England’s first crowned female monarch, but the patriarchy got in the way. She also once escaped by camouflaging herself in white cloaks in the snow!! A true legend.

Referenced in this episode:

Matilda: Empress, Warrior, Queen by Catherine Hanley

She-Wolves by Helen Castor

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