Catherine Hanley MATILDA

Catherine Hanley’s biography MATILDA: Empress, Queen, Warrior was published in hardback by Yale University Press on 12 March 2019. “The biography of Matilda I’ve been waiting for: as clear-sighted, forthright and formidable as the empress herself.  Catherine Hanley combines lucid scholarship with page-turning narrative; military expertise with a fine-grained understanding of the challenges facing a twelfth-century woman who sought to rule. The result – authoritative, human, and  utterly compelling – is a triumph.” Helen Castor, author of SHE WOLVES