Empress Matilda: Uncrowned Queen of England: DJ front coverEmpress Matilda: Uncrowned Queen of England: DJ back cover & spine

Empress Matilda: Uncrowned Queen of England (1978 Hardback)


£80.00

Good condition used 1978 First Edition
Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London.
Author: Nesta Pain.
ISBN: 0297773593.
Approx dims: 225mm h x 145mm w x 24mm d.

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Empress Matilda: Uncrowned Queen of England

Condition and Description:

Good condition used 1978 First Edition Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London.
Author: Nesta Pain.
ISBN: 0297773593.
Approx dims: 225mm h x 145mm w x 24mm d.

Intact clean glossy used condition dust jacket with 1 inch tear to top right corner back of DJ, 1 cm tear to bottom front DJ (with sellotape repairs), some creasing to edges, slight rubbing and signs of handling, with intact price on inner leaf. Intact slightly frayed top spine. DJ over very good condition blue boards. 187 clean, slightly tanned pages of English text plus 8 pages of b&w illustrations, no inscriptions. Page ends tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Empress Matilda: Uncrowned Queen of England:

Born in 1102, daughter of Henry I, the Empress Matilda was not only the mother of one of England’s greatest kings – Henry II – and for a brief period queen in her own right. Although betrothed as a beautiful young woman of twenty-five to Geoffrey of Anjou, a mere boy of fourteen, Matilda was outraged and helpless. Her father kept her a virtual prisoner until she consented. This is an exciting and well-researched biography about a fascinating, formidable but very human woman.