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  • Record Number: 3556
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Shopkow , Leah
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  • Title: The Narrative Constructions of the Famous (or Infamous) and Fearsome Virago, Beatrice of Bourbourg [The author analyzes two representations of Beatrice, inheritor of the castellany of Bourbourg in Flanders and wife of the ruler of the county of Guines. Both authors saw her as ambitious and proud, but Lambert of Ardre saw this as fitting. Futhermore he praised Beatrice for her good influence on her morally weak husband. In contrast William of Andres blamed her for everything that went wrong including things done by her husband and son. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Historical Reflections/ Reflexions historiques 30, 1 (Spring 2004): Pages 55 - 71.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Beatrice of Bourbourg, Wife of Arnold II of Guines and V of Ardres Chronicles Flanders Historiography Lambert of Ardres, Historian- History of the Counts of Guines Noble Women Virile Women William of Andres, Historian- Chronicle of Andres Women in Literat
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  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12-13
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  • Table: One Table. Chart of the kinship connections of Beatrice, countess of Guines and lady of Ardres.
  • Abstract:
  • Author's Affiliation: Indiana University
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 03157997