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Matilda, or Maud, the Empress,

was the daughter of Henry I. of England, and was married, in 1110, to the Emperor Henry V. On his death, in 1127, she married Geoffrey Plantagenet, Earl of Anjou, by whom she had a son, afterwards Henry II., King of England. She was nominated in 1135 successor to the English throne by her father; but in her absence Stephen usurped the title. Arriving in England with a large army in 1139, she defeated Stephen, and was acknowledged queen in a synod held in 1141. Stephen afterwards defeated the Empress, and she was obliged to leave the kingdom. Matilda died in 1165, aged 67.

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