I really loved reading this informative book . Its was very well researched and just a joy to read. I am a real English history buff and found this book to have everything I could want in a bio. I learned a whole lot of things I did not know not only about Matilda but also about the people around her and the way life was lived back than. I espically enjoyed that Tracy Borman kept the story very lively and I was not board for a second. I actually could not put the book down, it was like candy for a history buff like me and I could not get enough of it. Really Professional Job Tracy! This book will be re-read by me and have a Permanent place on my history shelf .