A mistake of the
heart cost her kingdom...
First he stole her heart, then her kingdom. Empress Matilda dried her
tears with rage, invaded England, and with sword in hand, fought lover
The Forgotten Queen is a gutsy tale of a warrior, Empress
Matilda, daughter of King Henry I of England and granddaughter of William
the Conqueror. Against the turbulent backdrop of the 12th
Century England, Matilda had to overcome political intrigues, prejudice,
and the lover who stole her crown.
Matilda's destiny sent her down an arduous path. She led the last
successful land invasion of England in A. D. 1139 to wrench the throne
from Stephen, the lover who betrayed her. Aided by her illegitimate
half-brother, Robert of Gloucester and scores of nobility, Empress Matilda
gained control of the western half of England.
"Bravo to Ms. Garwood for dusting off the pages of history and putting The
Forgotten Queen back into "herstory.'" ~
Romantic Times Magazine
"If Garwood's engaging fictionalized account is any indication, the series
should provide a welcome addition to historical romance."
~ British Heritage
"The Forgotten Queen is an imaginative, colorful look into Englands' past
and life of a little known, but exciting ruler." ~
Catherine Commetti, historical novelist