Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 17049
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Howell , Margaret.
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  • Title: Royal Women of England and France in the Mid-Thirteenth Century: A Gendered Perspective [The author examines the lives of twelve royal women associated with Henry III, King of England, and Louis IX, King of France. Howell analyzes various issues conditioned by gender including motherhood, relations with husbands, intercession, and political power. She concludes that for queens like Isabella of Angoulme, Blanche of Castile, Marguerite of Provence, Eleanor of Castile, and Eleanor of Provence, marriage brought lives that were varied, interesting, and satisfying. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: England and Europe in the Reign of Henry III (1216-1272).  Edited by Bjšrn K. U. Weiler with Ifor W. Rowlands.  Ashgate, 2002.  Pages 163 - 181.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Gender Historiography Intercession Marriage Patriarchy Power Pregnancy Queens
  • Geographic Area: British Isles;France
  • Century: 13
  • Related Resources: Margaret Howell uses her contribution to recommend that the history of medieval women be approached first and foremost through the sources, drawing insight from the ideological approach but not being confined by theories. Twelve royal women from England a
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  • Illustrations: One table. Table One The genealogy of royal women, eleven related to King Henry III and three related to King Louis IX.
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0754604675
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