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Monday, February 4, 2013

Matilda of Ringelheim

Matilda of Ringelheim (A.D. 895-A.D. 968) was the daughter of a Saxon count, who was given in marriage to Heinrich the Fowler, king of Germany. As queen, Matilda devoted herself to her many acts of charity by founding religious houses, comforting the sick, training and educating women, pleading for prisoners, and converting sinners.

After her husband died, she sold all her jewels and spent much of her money to aid the poor. Upset with her lavish spending, her sons stripped her of all remaining wealth and forced her into a convent. A series of misfortunes befell her sons and they called her back to court, admitted their error, and allowed her to continue her charitable work. Through her dreams, Matilda could prophesize the future. Of their five children, her eldest son, Otto, became Holy Roman Emperor and was known as Otto the Great. After her death, she was canonized a saint.

About the Author:
Mirella Patzer is first-generation Italian-Canadian and has been a historical fiction enthusiast for most of her life. She has published several short stories, four novels, and has been featured in radio programs and newspapers. She is currently working on a full length novel about the life of Queen Matilda of Ringelheim. Mirella lives in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada with her husband, two daughters, and two grandchildren. 

2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for posting about Matilda. I have been working on her story for several years now and truly have been impressed and touched by her life. She is so much like Princess Diana, but in the medieval times. I'm so excited to be part of this wonderful book about such fascinating women.

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  2. We're happy to have. Thank you for participating.

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