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Queenship and Power

Three Medieval Queens

Queenship and the Crown in Fourteenth-Century England

Authors: St. John, Lisa Benz

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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 frames its analysis around four major themes: gender; status; the concept of the crown; and power and authority.

About the authors

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.

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'Clearly and concisely written, this important new study fills a major gap in the historiography of English queenship, demonstrating simultaneously both the standards against which medieval queens were measured and the striking differences between the ways in which individual queens might interpret their role. It will be essential reading for all those interested in the exercise of power by women in the medieval world.' Chris Given-Wilson, Professor of Late Mediaeval History, University of St Andrews

'This fills an important gap in the study of English queenship. By comparing the activities of three consecutive queens, Lisa Benz St. John is able to show the effects of circumstance and personality on the way each queen approached her role. At the same time, she demonstrates the extent to which the fourteenth century queen was and remained integral to the power structure of the crown.' Helen Maurer, author of Margaret of Anjou: Queenship and Power in Late Medieval England

'This detailed study will be much appreciated by scholars of queenship, gender, and late medieval politics for its meticulous analysis of the mechanics of queenly influence at this period and for its important reappraisal of Isabella of France's role in the aftermath of Edward II's deposition.' J. L. Laynesmith, author of The Last Medieval Queens


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Modern Studies of Queenship

    St. John, Lisa Benz

    Pages 1-18

  • Reconstructing Medieval Expectations

    St. John, Lisa Benz

    Pages 19-31

  • The Queen as Intercessor: Power and Influence

    St. John, Lisa Benz

    Pages 33-63

  • A Royal Institution: The Queen’s Household and Estates

    St. John, Lisa Benz

    Pages 65-94

  • Motherhood, Matriarchy, and the Royal Family

    St. John, Lisa Benz

    Pages 95-131

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eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-09432-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $105.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-11285-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-29483-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Three Medieval Queens
Book Subtitle
Queenship and the Crown in Fourteenth-Century England
Authors
Series Title
Queenship and Power
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Lisa Benz St. John
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-09432-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137094322
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11285-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29483-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 254
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