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Queens consort : England's medieval queens

Author: Lisa Hilton
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Pegasus books cloth edView all editions and formats
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From Matilda of Flanders, William the Conqueror's queen, to Elizabeth of York, the first Tudor consort, England's queens fashioned the nature of monarchy and influenced the direction of the state. Occupying a unique position in the mercurial, often violent world of medieval politics, these queens had to negotiate a role that combined tremendous influence with terrifying vulnerability. Lisa Hilton's illuminating new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Hilton
ISBN: 9781605981055 1605981052
OCLC Number: 649718519
Notes: Second subtitle from cover.
Description: x, 482 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, genealogical tables ; 23 cm
Contents: England and Normandy. Matilda of Flanders; Matilda of Scotland; Adeliza of Louvain; Matilda of Boulogne --
An empire to the south. Eleanor of Aquitaine; Berengaria of Navarre; Isabella of Angoulême; --
Plantagenet queens. Eleanor of Provence; Eleanor of Castile; Marguerite of France --
Depositions. Restorations. Isabella of France; Philippa of Hainault; Anne of Bohemia and Isabelle of France --
Lancaster and York. Joanna of Navarre; Catherine de Valois; Marguerite of Anjou; Elizabeth Woodville; Anne Neville; Elizabeth of York --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Lisa Hilton.

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From Matilda of Flanders, William the Conqueror's queen, to Elizabeth of York, the first Tudor consort, England's queens fashioned the nature of monarchy and influenced the direction of the state. Occupying a unique position in the mercurial, often violent world of medieval politics, these queens had to negotiate a role that combined tremendous influence with terrifying vulnerability. Lisa Hilton's illuminating new book explores the lives of the twenty women who were crowned queen between 1066 and 1503. War, adultery, witchcraft, child abuse, murder- and occasionally even love- formed English queenship, but so too did patronage, learning, and fashion. Lovers of history will enjoy a dramatic narrative that presents an exceptional group of women whose personal ambitions, triumphs, and failures helped to give birth to the modern state.

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