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

By: Hilton, Lisa

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Third printing. A nice copy. 2010 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. x, 482 pp. England's medieval queens were elemental in shaping the history of the nation. In an age where all politics were family politics, dynastic marriages placed English queens at the very center of power?the king's bed. From Matilda of Flanders, William the Conqueror's queen, to Elizabeth of York, the first Tudor consort, England's queens fashioned the nature of monarchy and influenced the direction of the state. Occupying a unique position in the mercurial, often violent world of medieval politics, these queens had to negotiate a role that combined tremendous influence with terrifying vulnerability. Lisa Hilton's illuminating new book explores the lives of the twenty women who were crowned queen between 1066 and 1503. War, adultery, witchcraft, child abuse, murder?and occasionally even love?formed English queenship, but so too did patronage, learning, and fashion. Lovers of history will enjoy a dramatic narrative that presents an exceptional group of women whose personal ambitions, triumphs, and failures helped to give birth to the modern state. 16 pages of color illustrations.

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

Author: Hilton, Lisa

Categories: Biography, British, Medieval,

Edition: 3rd Printing

Publisher: Pegasus Books: 2010

ISBN Number: 1605981052

ISBN Number 13: 9781605981055

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2265317

Keywords: HISTORY ENGLAND ENGLISH BRITISH BRITAIN MEDIEVAL QUEENS ROYALTY ELEANOR AQUITAINE ELIZABETH YORK BIOGRAPHY,