The Conqueror's Wife Author:Noel B. Gerson Historical Romance about William the Conqueror: — Matilda refused to marry William, Duke of Normandy. She had been a widow for a few years, and had no wish to marry again. William was illegitimate, but that was no reason for his father, Robert "the Devil" of Normandy, not to give young William the title. In reaction to her refusal, William ambush... more »ed Matilda and threw her in the mud. It was the start of a stormy and passionate love story.
William went on to conquer England. He ended the Saxon reign, and began the line of English royalty, as we know it today. By his side sat Matilda, his friend, his enemy, his queen. In fact, she was the first English queen, since before, they were merely consorts.« less