Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tuscan Countess

Tuscan Countess: The Life and Extraordinary Times of Matilda of Canossa Tuscan Countess: The Life and Extraordinary Times of Matilda of Canossa by Michele K. Spike

The book charts author Michele Spike's journey to discover the real Matilda of Canossa. It merges her modern journey through Tuscany with historical notes on the cities she visits, all the while taking the reader back to Matilda and the events that shaped not only her life, but the course of history.

Written in a similar style to Joann Fletcher's "The Search for Nefertiti" and Mary Taylor Simeti's "Travels with a Medieval Queen".

The Military Leadership of Matilda of Canossa
Matilda of Canossa

Further Reading
Matilda Countess of Tuscany by Mary E. Huddy
Matilda of Canossa, An Historical Drama in Five Acts by Benjamin Gott
Matilda of Canossa by Leone Tondelli
Matilda of Tuscany, la gran donna d'italia by Nora Duff
The Book of Love by Kathleen McGowan