Matilda of Tuscany, the iron countess of Canossa

The life and times of the most powerful woman in Italy between the 11th and 12th century who could have been Queen.

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031 – A rebellion in the south, a lion in the north and how Henry II got on

We take a look at a forgotten rebellion in the south of Italy headed by an apple tree, check in with the Canossa family to observe their growing power in the north and then see how Holy Roman emperor Henry II got on when he made his way across the Alps.