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  • Record Number: 8482
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Huneycutt , Lois L.
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  • Title: Alianora Regina Anglorum: Eleanor of Aquitaine and Her Anglo-Norman Predecessors as Queens of England [The author analyzes four queens: Matilda of Flanders, wife of William I the Conqueror; Matilda of Scotland, wife of Henry I; Adeliza of Louvain, wife of Henry I; and Matilda of Boulogne, wife of Stephen of England. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady.  Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and John Carmi ParsonsThe New Middle Ages.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.  Pages 115 - 132.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Chronicles Economics Eleanor of Aquitaine, Wife of Louis VII of France and Henry II of England Politics Queens Queenship
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 11-12
  • Related Resources: Chapter 5, "Alainora Regina Anglorum: EA and Her Anglo-Norman Predecessors as Queens of England," by Lois Huneycutt places EA's career in the context of the contemporary expectations of twelfth-century queens. Her examination of the two earliest Anglo-Nor
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  • Abstract: This study of Anglo-Norman queens of England (1066-1152) explores when and how Eleanor's career deviates from patterns of the previous century and argues that, as England's queen, Eleanor was unable to build upon precedents set by the most successful of her Anglo-Norman predecessors. [Reprinted with permission of Palgrave Macmillan.]
  • Author's Affiliation: University of Missouri, Columbia
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312295820
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