Matilda of Boulogne

(c. 1103—1152) queen of England, consort of King Stephen

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(c. 1103–52),

queen of Stephen. Matilda was a doughty supporter of Stephen's cause in the civil war against the Empress Matilda. She played a central role in disrupting the empress's plans during Stephen's imprisonment in 1141–2. Stephen's cause declined quite rapidly after her death.

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