Queen Emma and Queen Edith: Women and Power in Eleventh-Century England

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Through detailed study of these women the author demonstrates the integral place of royal queens in the rule of the English kingdom and in the process of unification by which England was made.
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Through detailed study of these women the author demonstrates the integral place of royal queens in the rule of the English kingdom and in the process of unification by which England was made.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631166795
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/14/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Pauline Stafford was born and educated in Leeds and received her first degree and doctorate from Oxford University. She now holds a personal Chair at the University of Huddersfield. She is author of numerous articles on early English history, and on the history of early medieval women. Her previous books include Queens, Concubines and Dowagers (1983) and Unification and Conquest: A Political and Social History of England in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries (1989). She was consultant editor of The Biographical Dictionary of British Women (1996) and is a member of the editorial Collective of Gender & History. She is married with three children.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. I The Stories 1
Prologue 3
1 Emma and Edith in the Narratives of the Eleventh Century 6
2 Emma's and Edith's Narratives 28
Pt. II The Structures 53
3 The Faces of the Queen 55
4 Family: Structures and Ideals 65
5 Household, Land and Patronage 97
6 Queen and Queenship 162
7 The Fluctuating Power of the Queen: Witnessing and Identities 193
Pt. III The Lives 207
8 Emma 209
9 Edith 255
Appendix I The Lands and Revenues of Edith in Domesday Book 280
Appendix II Emma's and Edith's Household and Followers 306
Appendix III Genealogical Tables 324
Bibliography 328
Index 362
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