Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9816
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Chamberlayne , Joanna L.
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  • Title: Crowns and Virgins: Queenmaking During the Wars of the Roses [the author analyzes the roles of the English queen: to be beautiful, chaste, and noble; to complement the king's actions with mercy and peacemaking; and to provide heirs while retaining a quasi-virginal state; the author looks at the case of Elizabeth Woodville who had been twice married, a violation of the longstanding practice that kings married virgins.]
  • Source: Young Medieval Women.  Edited by Katherine J. Lewis, Noel James Menuge, and Kim M. Phillips.  St. Martin's Press, 1999.  Pages 47 - 68.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Elizabeth, Queen- Consort of Edward IV, King of England Mary, Virgin, Saint- Image of Queens Virginity
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
  • Related Resources: If virgin-martyrs provided the ideal of young womanhood, it was the Virgin Mary who provided the ideal of queenship. According to convention, the ideal queen was young and beautiful, wise and merciful, and possessed those qualities that would complement t
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of York [Doctoral Candidate]
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312221304
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