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1. Record Number: 11653
Author(s): Huntington, Joanna.
Title : Edward the Celibate, Edward the Saint: Virginity in the Construction of Edward the Confessor [The author analyzes three Latin "Lives" of the saintly king: the anonymous "Vita," Osbert of Clare's "Vita beati Eadwardi regis Anglorum," and Aelred of Rievaulx's "Vita S. Edwardi regis et confessoris." The king's virginity is presented differently in each text with Osbert mostly concerned in terms of the incorruptible virginal body, while Aelred portrays him as a living virgin king. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medieval Virginities.   Edited by Anke Bernau, Ruth Evans, and Sarah Salih .   Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages series. University of Wales Press; University of Toronto Press, 2003.  Pages 119 - 139.
Year of Publication: 2003.

2. Record Number: 6638
Author(s): Lewis, Katherine J.
Title : Becoming a Virgin King: Richard II and Edward the Confessor [the author argues that Richard's devotion to Edward the Confessor was part of his effort to deal with anxieties concerning his childlessness and status as the king; the Wilton Diptych expresses his unique identity as a chaste virgin with the implication that it required a special strength and holiness].
Source: Gender and Holiness: Men, Women, and Saints in Late Medieval Europe.   Edited by Samantha J. E. Riches and Sarah Salih .   Routledge, 2002.  Pages 86 - 100.
Year of Publication: 2002.