This innovative study looks at a previously unstudied dimension of medieval queenship, examining the ways in which three fourteenth-century English queens-Margaret of France, Isabella of France, and Philippa of Hainault-exercised power and authority. These women were consorts and dowagers for overlapping periods, creating a continuous transition from one queen to the next. It thus provides a unique perspective on normative queenly behaviour and political culture, formulating valuable insights into gender, status; the concept of the crown, and power and authority.
Author: Lisa Benz St John Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan Published: 05/17/2012 Pages: 268 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 1.00lbs Size: 8.60h x 5.50w x 0.80d ISBN: 9780230112858
About the Author Lisa Benz St. John is the 2011-2012 Visiting Medieval Fellow at Fordham University and currently a part-time lecturer at in the Department of History at Rutgers University.