Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9772
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Ormrod , W. M.
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  • Title: Monarchy, Martyrdom, and Masculinity: England in the Later Middle Ages [Calling for a gendered reading of monarchy, the author emphasizes both the masculine and feminine characteristics necessary in rulership. Taking the kings who promoted the cults of Edward II and Henry VI as examples, Ormrod argues that the reassertion of the sainted kings' masculinity provided political stability but also countered the perceived gender transgressions of their queens, Isabelle of France and Margaret of Anjou. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Holiness and Masculinity in the Middle Ages.  Edited by P. H. Cullum and Katherine J. Lewis.  Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages Series. University of Wales Press, 2004.  Pages 174 - 191.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Edward II, King of England Gender Hagiography Henry VI, King of England Kings Kingship Martyrs Masculinity Politics Queens Richard II, King of England
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of York
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0708318940
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