Empress Matilda - Daughter of King Henry I and Queen Matilda of Scotland. Fought for the English throne against King Stephen, but lost. Married twice, first to Emperor Henry V and then to Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou. She had three sons.
“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.