Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3012
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Turner , Ralph V.
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  • Title: The Children of Anglo-Norman Royalty and Their Upbringing [Although royals did demonstrate affection toward their children (both legitimate and illegitimate), aristocratic parents did not consider childcare their primary responsibility. Although noblewomen participated in the education of children, they saw other roles as more important: supervising household affairs, acting as regents when their husbands were away, giving birth to heirs, and negotiating marriage alliances for their sons and daughters. Many other people (including household servants, nurses, and relatives) shared the responsibility of childrearing. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Medieval Prosopography 11, 2 (Autumn 1990): Pages 17 - 52.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Anglo- Normans Caregivers and Caregiving Childbirth Children Daughters Fathers Genealogy Household Staff Households Illegitimacy Inheritance Marriage Mothers Nobility Noble Men Noble Women Parents Patrilineage Royal Family Social History Social Networks S
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 11-12
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  • Table: Table lists the legitimate and illegitimate offspring of Anglo-Norman royalty from the eleventh through the twelfth centuries. The table lists the names of all the children underneath the names of their parents, along with each child's birth, death, and marriage dates and the name(s) of the eventual spouse(s) of each child.
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  • Author's Affiliation: Florida State University
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 01989405
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