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For her good estate : the life of Elizabeth de Burgh

Author: Frances A Underhill
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Series: The new Middle Ages; New Middle Ages.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"For Her Good Estate recounts the trials and triumphs of a fourteenth-century English noblewoman. Elizabeth de Burgh led a tumultuous early life: an arranged marriage; an abduction leading to a clandestine second marriage; a forced third marriage to a man who died a traitor. Afterwards, empowered by a vow of chastity to insure her independence, Elizabeth emerged as a capable administrator of her vast estates, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Elizabeth De Burgh; Elizabeth De Burgh
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frances A Underhill
ISBN: 0312213557 9780312213558
OCLC Number: 41090646
Description: 221 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Elizabeth's Life: An Overview --
Her Good Estate --
Family and Friends --
Politics and Patronage --
Piety and Prestige --
Judgments.
Series Title: The new Middle Ages; New Middle Ages.
Responsibility: Frances A. Underhill.
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"For Her Good Estate recounts the trials and triumphs of a fourteenth-century English noblewoman. Elizabeth de Burgh led a tumultuous early life: an arranged marriage; an abduction leading to a clandestine second marriage; a forced third marriage to a man who died a traitor. Afterwards, empowered by a vow of chastity to insure her independence, Elizabeth emerged as a capable administrator of her vast estates, a concerned mother and grandmother, a shrewd builder of social and political networks, and a good friend. She expressed her piety by many charitable initiatives, culminating in the foundation of Clare College, Cambridge University, a demonstration of her devotion to God and to learning. In this first biography of this remarkable woman, Underhill shows how deeply gender issues influenced her life and how admirably Elizabeth rose above them to impact the lives of others."--Jacket.

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