Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7900
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Stafford , Pauline.
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  • Title: Emma: The Powers of the Queen in the Eleventh Century
  • Source: Queens and Queenship in Medieval Europe: Proceedings of a Conference Held at King's College London, April 1995.  Edited by Anne J. Duggan.  Boydell Press, 1997.  Pages 3 - 26. Reprinted in Gender, Family and the Legitimation of Power: England from the Ninth to Early Twelfth Century. By Pauline Stafford. Ashgate Variorum, 2006. Article X.
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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 Power Queens
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 11
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  • Illustrations: Three figures. Figure One, manuscript illumination of Emma, labelled AElfgifu, and Cnut making a gift to the church of New Minister, Winchester. From the Liber Vita (London, British Library, Stowe MS 944, fol. 6). Figure Two, manuscript illumination of Emma, crowned and enthroned, with her sons. From the Encomium Emmae (London, British Library, Additional MS 33241, fol. lv). Figure Three is the Quinity, the Trinity with the addition of Mary and the Christ child. From the prayer book of AElfwine, abbot of the New Minister (London, British Library, Cotton Titus D xxvi and xxvii, fol. 75v).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Huddersfield
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0851156576
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