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Queens, empresses, grand duchesses, and regents : women rulers of Europe, A.D. 1328-1989

Author: Olga S Opfell
Publisher: Jefferson, N C : McFarland & Company, Inc., ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the events, achievements, and failures of women rulers since 1328.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olga S Opfell
ISBN: 0899503853 9780899503851 9780786467372 0786467371
OCLC Number: 18986098
Description: xiii, 282 pages : portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Juana II, Queen of Navarre, 1328-1349 --
Giovanna I, Queen of Naples, 1343-1381 --
Maria, Queen of Hungary, 1382-1395 --
Jadwiga, Queen of Poland, 1384-1399 --
Margrethe, Regent of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, 1387-1412 --
Giovanna II, Queen of Naples, 1414-1435 --
Blanca, Queen of Navarre, 1425-1441 --
Isabella I (Isabel), Queen of Castile, 1474-1504 --
Leonor, Queen of Navarre, 1479-1479 --
Catalina (Catherine de Foix), Queen of Navarre, 1484-1512 --
Juana, Queen of Castile, 1504-1555 --
Mary, Queen of Scotland, 1542-1567 --
Mary I, Queen of England and Ireland, 1533-1558 --
Jeanne d'Albret, Queen of Navarre, 1555-1572 --
Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Scotland, 1558-1603 --
Catherine de Médicis, Regent of France, 1561-1563; 1574 --
Kristina, Queen of Sweden, 1644-1654 --
Sophia, Regent of Russia, 1682-1689 --
Mary II, Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1689-1694 --
Anne, Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1702-1707; of Great Britain and Ireland, 1707-1714 --
Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden, 1718-1720 --
Catherine I (Ekaterina), Empress of Russia, 1725-1727 --
Anna Ivanovna, Empress of Russia, 1730-1740 --
Maria Theresa (Maria Theresia), Archduchess of Austria, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, 1740-1780 --
Elizabeth (Elizaveta), Empress of Russia, 1741-1762 --
Catherine II (Ekaterina), Empress of Russia, 1762-1796 --
Maria I, Queen of Portugal, 1777-1816 --
Maria II (Maria da Glória), Queen of Portugal, 1826-1828; 1834-1853 --
Maria Cristina (1), Regent of Spain, 1833-1840 --
Isabella II (Isabel), Queen of Spain, 1833-1870 --
Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 1837-1901; Empress of India, 1876-1901 --
Maria Cristina (2), Regent of Spain, 1886-1902 --
Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands, 1890-1948 --
Marie Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, 1912-1919 --
Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, 1919-1964 --
Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands, 1948-1980 --
Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1952- --
Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark, 1972- --
Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands, 1980- --
Selected bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Olga S. Opfell.

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Presents the lives and accomplishments of 39 women rulers. Celebrated queens like England's Elizabeth I share equal space here with lesser-known monarchs like Giovanna I of Naples and Maria da Gloria  Read more...

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