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
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
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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