Looking for a real woman from the pages of history? Someone to drain the sap out of revisionist fantasies of fainting maidens? Seek no more!
Matilda of Flanders is your gal. Bold in word and deed, this woman made up her own mind–and changed it when she pleased. Crossing parents, popes, and even William the Conqueror.
Read on to get the scoop from the insightful and always entertaining Samantha James, host of The Historical Diaries.