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  • Record Number: 8480
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Huneycutt , Lois L.
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  • Title: The Creation of a Crone: The Historical Reputation of Adelaide of Maurienne [The author cites a story from a seventeenth century history which portrays Adelaide as a spiteful and lascivious old woman. Hunneycutt argues that Adelaide confused contemporaries by acting as an integral part of the monarchy. Her second marriage also caused concern. Adeliza of Louvain, by contrast, did not take an active role in government and is remembered chiefly for her beauty. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Capetian Women.  Edited by Kathleen Nolan.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.  Pages 27 - 43.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Adelaide of Maurienne, Wife of Louis VI, King of France Adeliza of Louvain, Queen-Consort of Henry I of England Ecclesiastical Reform Politics Power Queens Remarriage
  • Geographic Area: British Isles;France
  • Century: 12
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  • Abstract: This chapter uses a popular legend to examine Queen Adelaide of Maurienne, comparing her historical reputation to that of an English queen, Adeliza of Louvain. [(c) Kathleen Nolan. 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: 0312294484
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