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  • Record Number: 5717
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Sheridan , Maia.
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  • Title: Mothers and Sons: Emma of Normandy's Role in the English Succession Crisis, 1035-42 [The author examines Queen Emma's relationship with her sons as presented in the text "Encomium Emmae reginae." She commissioned the work to strengthen her sons' positions after King Cnut's death. Not surprisingly it criticized Cnut's illegitimate son, but it also responded to suspicions concerning Emma's involvement in her son Alfred's death. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Studies on Medieval and Early Modern Women 4: Victims or Viragos?  Edited by Christine Meek and Catherine Lawless.  Four Courts Press, 2005.  Pages 39 - 48.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Emma, Wife of Æthelred, King of England, and Cnut the Great, King of Denmark and England Encomium Emmae Reginae, Latin Text Latin Literature Mothers Politics Queens Succession
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 11
  • Related Resources: Maia Sheridan's essay on Emma of Normandy argues that the Encomium, commissioned by Emma, was designed to further the claims of her sons as the legitimate heirs to the English throne after the death of Cnut in 1035. She argues that in order to bolster her
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  • Author's Affiliation: Trinity College, Dublin [PhD student]
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  • Year of Publication: 2005.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1851828885
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