Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 20612
Author(s): Bolton, Timothy
Title : AElfgifu of Northampton: Cnut the Great's Other Woman [AElfgifu came from a prominent noble family in Mercia. Cnut either married her or took her as a concubine during his father's invasion of England in 1013. She had two sons with whom she ruled Norway as Cnut's regent. Bolton argues that AElfgifu and Emma of Normandy (King AEthelred's widow who married Cnut) should not be viewed in opposition but as quite similar powerful women who sought to ensure their sons' royal successions. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Nottingham Medieval Studies , 51., ( 2007):  Pages 247 - 268.
Year of Publication: 2007.

2. Record Number: 11453
Author(s): Owen-Crocker, Gale R.
Title : Pomp, Piety, and Keeping the Woman in Her Place: The Dress of Cnut and Aelfgifu-Emma [The author analyzes a manscript miniature which depicts King Cnut and his wife Emma (whose Anglo-Saxon name was Aelfgifu) flanking an altar with a cross. Owen-Crocker argues that the clothing and positions of the two figures serve to subordinate Emma to her husband. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medieval clothing and textiles. Vol. 1.   Edited by Robin Netherton and Gale R Owen-Crocker .   Boydell Press, 2005. Nottingham Medieval Studies , 51., ( 2007):  Pages 41 - 52.
Year of Publication: 2005.

3. Record Number: 14567
Author(s): Tyler, Elizabeth M.
Title : Fictions of Family: The "Encomium Emmae Reginae" and Virgil's "Aeneid" [Tyler argues that the author of the "Encomium" sought to support Queen Emma by recounting the Danish conquest and rule of England. His history makes use of fiction and even lies to fashion a politically favorable account. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Viator , 36., ( 2005):  Pages 149 - 179.
Year of Publication: 2005.

4. Record Number: 12752
Author(s): Heslop, T. A.
Title : The Production of De Luxe Manuscripts and the Patronage of King Cnut and Queen Emma [Many lavishly illustrated English Gospel books and devotional manuscripts were produced during the reign of King Cnut and Queen Emma. These luxury items were produced with royal money with the intent that they would be given as presents to powerful individuals in order to help secure allegiance to the crown or they were given (alongside valuable relics or artwork) to institutions like monasteries and churches in order to convey the donors’ piety. Evidence from the handwriting and illumination of Gospel books during the period suggests a large scale production by monastic scribes and artists who worked in close collaboration. Three Appendices. Appendix One lists lavishly illuminated Anglo-Saxon Gospels, 990-1030, with the name of the manuscript, its scribe(s), probable origin, and earliest known medieval ownership. Appendix Two provides excerpts from Latin accounts that give evidence of patronage of art and donation of relics by Cnut and Emma. Appendix Three gives bibliographical information on the Besancon and Copenhagen Gospel books, including information on foliation, ruling, scribes, artists, production sequence, date and origin. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Anglo-Saxon England , 19., ( 1990):  Pages 151 - 195.
Year of Publication: 1990.

5. Record Number: 37217
Author(s): Searle, Eleanor
Title : Emma the Conqueror
Source: Studies in Medieval History: Presented to R. Allen Brown.   Edited by Christopher Harper-Bill, Christopher J. Holdsworth and Janet Nelson .   Boydell Press, 1989. Anglo-Saxon England , 19., ( 1990):  Pages 281 - 288.
Year of Publication: 1989.