in 1102 to King Henry of England and Queen Matilda of Scotland,
Matilda’s uniquely royal Norman, Saxon, and Scottish heritage was
meant to unify an England still divided by her grandfather’s conquest
in 1066. When the 1120 White Ship Disaster made her the only
surviving child of her parents, Matilda suddenly became heiress to
the English throne in a time when the old Saxon Witan, not the king’s
Will, still decided the succession.Discover
the true story of the first woman to claim the throne of England in
her own right and be inspired!
Matilda’s family tree, a detailed timeline, and a suggested reading
list so you can keep learning.
Legendary Women of World History Book 8
the western world fell into darkness, she dared defend the
in 355 CE in the aftermath of Constantine’s reign, Hypatia of
Alexandria lived in a collapsing Roman Empire, a world where
obedience to religious authorities trumped science, where reason and
logic threatened the new world order. It was a world on the edge of
the Dark Ages, a world deciding the question of science verses
religion, freedom verses orthodoxy, tolerance verses hate.
over 40 years, Hypatia stood between the dark ages and the light of
classical philosophy, arts, and sciences. Though none of her books
survived the aggressive book burnings of religious zealots, her
legacy remains that of one of the greatest scientists of all
is her fascinating true story.
raised, and educated in Lincoln, Nebraska USA Laurel A. Rockefeller
is author of over twenty books published and self-published since
August, 2012 and in languages ranging from Welsh to Spanish to
Chinese and everything in between. A dedicated scholar and
biographical historian, Ms. Rockefeller is passionate about education
and improving history literacy worldwide.Â
her lyrical writing style, Laurel’s books are as beautiful to read as
they are informative.
her spare time, Laurel enjoys spending time with her cockatiels,
attending living history activities, travelling to historic places in
both the United States and United Kingdom, and watching classic
motion pictures and classic television series.
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