Three Medieval Queens Queenship and the Crown in Fourteenth-Century England
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This book is an innovative study offering the first examination of how three fourteenth-century English queens, Margaret of France, Isabella of France, and Philippa of Hainault, exercised power and authority. It takes advantage of a previously unstudied period of medieval queenship in which three queens, whose time as consorts and dowagers in England overlapped, creating a continuous transition from one queen to the next, and thus providing a unique opportunity to form conclusions about normative queenly behaviour and political culture. This study frames its examination around four major themes: gender; status; the concept of the crown; and power and authority.
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 5/17/2012
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
|List of Abbreviations|
|Modern Studies of Queenship|
|Reconstructing Medieval Expectations|
|The Queen as Intercessor: Power and Influence|
|A Royal Institution: The Queen's Household and Estates|
|Motherhood, Matriarchy, and the Royal Family|
|Administrator of the Realm|
|Number of Intercessionary Acts|