Plantagenet Queens & Consorts: Family, Duty And Power

December 15, 2020|
Plantagenet Queens & Consorts: Family, Duty And Power by Steven J. Corvi
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Plantagenet Queens and Consorts examines the lives and influence of 10 figures, comparing their different approaches to the maintenance of political power in what is always described as a man’s world. On the contrary, there is strong evidence to suggest that these women had more political impact than those who came later—with the exception of Elizabeth I—right up to the present day. Beginning with Eleanor of Provence, loyal spouse of Henry III, the author follows the thread of queenship: Philippa of Hainault, Joan of Navarre, Katherine Valois, Elizabeth Woodville, and others, to Henry VII’s Elizabeth of York. These are not marginal figures. Arguably, the "She-Wolf’", Isabella of France, had more impact on the history of England than her husband Edward II. Elizabeth of York was the daughter, sister, niece, wife, and mother of successive kings of England. As can be seen from the names, several are ostensibly "outsiders" twice over, as female and foreign. With specially commissioned photographs of locations and close examination of primary sources, Steven Corvi provides a new and invigorating perspective on medieval English (and European) history.
Steven J. Corvi has presented papers at West Point, to the War Studies Society, King's College London, and Fort Hays State University. He researches and teaches the late English medieval period with a special emphasis on the Wars of the Roses and English Queenship. He is the author of three books and has been an advisor and comment...
Title:Plantagenet Queens & Consorts: Family, Duty And PowerFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 0.68 inPublished:December 15, 2020Publisher:Amberley PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:144569915X

ISBN - 13:9781445699158

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