Queens Consort

Queens Consort

England's Medieval Queens

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Baker & Taylor
Describes the lives of 20 women who were crowned queen of England between 1066 and 1503, exploring every facet of the position, from patronage, learning and fashion to war, adultery, witchcraft, murder--and occasionally love. By the author of Athenais: The Life of Louis XIV's Mistress: The Real Queen of France.

Norton Pub
England's medieval queens were elemental in shaping the history of the nation. In an age where all politics were family politics, dynastic marriages placed English queens at the very center of power—the king's bed. 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.
The colorful and dramatic history of England's medieval queens.

Baker
& Taylor

Describes the lives of twenty women who were crowned queen of England between 1066 and 1503, exploring every facet of the position, from patronage, learning, and fashion to war, adultery, witchcraft, murder--and occasionally love.

Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, c2010
Edition: 1st. Pegasus Books cloth ed
ISBN: 9781605981055
1605981052
Branch Call Number: 942.03 H565q
Characteristics: x, 482 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), maps, col. port. ; 23 cm

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