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Three Medieval Queens Queenship and the Crown in Fourteenth-Century England

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ISBN-10: 0230112854

ISBN-13: 9780230112858

Edition: 2012

Authors: Lisa Benz St. John

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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.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 5/17/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 254
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

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