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The Drama of Eleanor, Fair Maid of Brittany

On the 10th of August 1241, Eleanor Fair Maid of Brittany (House of Plantagenet) died as a nun at the age of 57 or 59.  Originally buried at St James’ Priory, Bristol, her remains were then

Empress Matilda titled “Lady of the English”

A 12th-century depiction of Empress Matilda. Matilda (the Latin form of Maud) is known as Empress Matilda.  She is a legendary woman who could have been England’s first queen regnant in her