This thesis is a study of the role and power of the queen in fifteenth-century Scotland with reference to the lives of Joan Beaufort (?-1445) and Mary of Guelders (1433-1463).
My research proposes that the imperial women of the east had an important and discernable influence on the royal women of the west. In order to show this influence I examine the nature of western queenship by analyzing the Merovingian, Carolingian, and Ottonian dynasties.
Queen’s and Princesses’ Political Function at the end of the Middle Ages (14th and 15th Centuries) By Anne Lemonde Political Systems and Definitions of…
Examines the role and life of medieval queens, using examples from queens in Merovingian and Carolingian states, England, France, Castile and Aragon.