Christian mythology

A selection of Christian Martyrs, Hermits & Virgins

St. MATILDA OF SAXONY

Christian Saint

Also known as Matilda of Ringelheim

Queen through marriage to Henry the Duke of Saxony when he became King

They had five children and all went well until Henry died. Instead of choosing Otto her eldest son to succeed to the throne, she chose her favorite Henry Jnr.

This upset both sons who turned on her rather than each other. Especially when they found she had been emptying the royal coffers in aid of charity.

When Otto eventually came to power she was forgiven, but he probably breathed a sigh of relief when she retired to one of the convents she had founded.

St. Matilda of Saxony Facts and Figures

Name: Matilda of Saxony
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Matilda of Ringelheim

Gender: Female
Type: Saint
Birth and Death Dates: 893-968
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 73

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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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