But behind every famous King of the Middle Ages was a Medieval Queen or Princess. Who were the wives of these famous Kings? Who were the queens or princesses who married the Middle Ages Kings of England? Which Queen or Princess married men such as William the Conqueror, Richard the Lionheart, King Henry II and King Edward III? Who were the women who ruled during the Hundred Years War between England and France? What were the names of the Medieval Queens and Princesses of of the Royal Houses of Lancaster and York during the Wars of the Roses? These Queens and Princesses shared the most powerful positions with their husbands and many held extremely important influence over their sons. The English Medieval Queens and Princesses of the Middle Ages cover the periods from 1066 - 1485.
Medieval Queens and Princesses - Famous Women of the Middle Ages
Interesting information, facts & the history about the Medieval Queens and Princesses of the Middle Ages. The following list of the most famous Medieval Queens and Princesses of the Middle Ages provides access to a brief summary of their lives.
The Norman Queens of England in the Middle Ages
The Norman Queens of England in the Middle Ages started with the Norman Invasion. From 1066 -1154 - The Normans ruled the English after their victory at the Battle of Hastings when William, Duke of Normandy was crowned King of England (William I) better known as William the Conqueror. The Norman dynasty included the following Queens and Princesses of England during the Middle Ages:
- Matilda of Flanders was the Queen of William the Conqueror
- Good Queen Maude was the Queen consort of King Henry I (1100-1135)
- Queen Matilda ruled in her own right ( she was the daughter of King Henry I who was replaced by her cousin King Stephen )
- Queen Matilda of Boulogne was the Queen consort of King Stephen (1135-1154)