Queens Consort: England's Medieval Queens from Eleanor of Aquitaine to Elizabeth of York

Queens Consort: England's Medieval Queens from Eleanor of Aquitaine to Elizabeth of York

Lisa Hilton


The colourful and dramatic background of England's medieval queens.

England's medieval queens have been elemental in shaping the heritage of the state. In an age the place all politics have been kinfolk politics, dynastic marriages put English queens on the very heart of power—the king's mattress. From Matilda of Flanders, William the Conqueror's queen, to Elizabeth of York, the 1st Tudor consort, England's queens formed the character of monarchy and prompted the path of the kingdom. Occupying a distinct place within the mercurial, frequently violent global of medieval politics, those queens needed to negotiate a task that mixed large effect with terrifying vulnerability.

Lisa Hilton's illuminating new ebook explores the lives of the twenty girls who have been topped queen among 1066 and 1503. conflict, adultery, witchcraft, baby abuse, murder—and sometimes even love—formed English queenship, yet so too did patronage, studying, and type. enthusiasts of background will get pleasure from a dramatic narrative that provides a very good workforce of girls whose own objectives, triumphs, and screw ups helped to offer start to the trendy nation. sixteen pages of colour illustrations

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