Chapter Twenty-Eight. Queens and Queenship

  1. Pauline Stafford Professor specialist
  1. Pauline Stafford Professor

Published Online: 27 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311020.ch28

A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland, c.500-c.1100

A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland, c.500-c.1100

How to Cite

Stafford, P. (2009) Queens and Queenship, in A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland, c.500-c.1100 (ed P. Stafford), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311020.ch28

Editor Information

  1. Liverpool University, UK

Author Information

  1. Liverpool University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106283

Online ISBN: 9781444311020

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Keywords:

  • queens and queenship;
  • Life, Margaret bringing new manners to Scottish court;
  • Charters, providing evidence of queens' lands and patronage;
  • Banshenchas, devoting to royal women;
  • legendary Irish queen Medb, transferring kingship through metaphor of marriage;
  • Royal blood, creating pool of candidates for kingship;
  • Offa's wife, “queen of the Mercians”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Sources

  • Family Politics and Household

  • Queenship, Office, and Consecration

  • Further Reading

  • Bibliography