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Matilda of Scotland

Queen of England 1100-1118


By looking at the relationships of women in royal families, one gets a different picture of the connections than one might if, as is traditional, focusing mainly on the male lines of relationship. This week's image represents a woman who is less known for herself than for some of the interesting women related to her -- but she herself was well-educated and took on more power and responsibility than many other women in her role did before her.
Matilda of Scotland

Matilda of Scotland, also known as Maud of Scotland

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