Places Mathilda's life in historical context with other powerful female royals.
Lady of the Englishby Elizabeth Chadwick. Sourcebooks Landmark, 2011. Buy on Amazon Author Webpage The story revolves around both Mathilda and her stepmother, Adeliza of Louvain.
When Christ and His Saints Sleptby Sharon Kay Penman. Ballantine Books, 1996. Buy on Amazon Author Webpage Features several characters from "The Anarchy" period and looks at the conflict from both sides.
The Pillars of the Earthby Ken Follett. Signet, 2010. Buy on Amazon Author Webpage Starz Miniseries Mathilda's struggle to retake the English throne from her cousin, King Stephen, serves as the backdrop for this fictional tale of one village's effort to build a magnificent cathedral.