30) For though writing the story of her life is the task that finally obliges her to sift her own motives where her actions toward Psyche are concerned, her years of queenship
, sorting others' motives, or sorting her own options and motives regarding matters of state, are a necessary preparation for this.
The aim of the work is to extend the sources for the study of medieval queenship
to include fictional queens, in particular the adulterous queens of twelfth- and thirteenth-century French romances.
Still, this is a worthy study of the art of kingly queenship
Theresa Earenfight has brought together a series of essays that ably support her call for a reevaluation not just of medieval and early modern queenship
, but of the institution and practice of monarchy as a whole.
Mostly American, but some Spanish, historians explore the practical limits of partnership, practicing the politics of religion, and representing the politics of queenship
While his acquiescence to a status subordinate to his wife cut against the grain of contemporary notions of masculinity, it constituted an intriguing corollary to the evolution of the autonomous sovereignty of English regnant queenship
No doubt such claims were more impressive when backed up with an army, nevertheless kingship and queenship
represent a historical example of ecclesiastically supported ordination which later Roman Catholic theology judged not to be ordination at all.
Our understanding of early modern monarchy has been transformed by the work of Sheila ffolliott, Carole Levin, Janel Mueller, and Retha Warnicke on queenship
31) By analogy the harmony (admittedly highly restricted and short-lived) which Enite is granted at this point prefigurs the greater and more permanent harmony she is destined to enjoy with her husband in the medium term and with all her subjects in the long term, once her queenship
has been established.
Having edited two notable collections on kingship and queenship
, Anne Duggan has now logically turned her attention towards the next rank down in the hierarchy.
Although Thomas explicitly demurs from taking sides in the centuries-long battle over the queen's virtue, her emphasis on the relentless misogyny of the pamphlets and her sympathetic biographical commentary tend to sensitize the reader more to the "constraints and humiliations" of queenship
than to its privileges (pp.
Eleanor of Provence: Queenship
in Thirteenth Century England, by Margaret Howell.
Among Chaucer's recurrent themes are death, Mary's queenship
and motherhood, and more echoes of the Ave Matia.
Queen Emma and Queen Edith: Queenship
and Women's Power in Eleventh-Century England, by Pauline Stafford.
The Arte of a Ladies Penn': Elizabeth I and the Poetics of Queenship