Royal Daughters and Diplomacy at the Court of Edward I

Wilkinson, Louise (2020) Royal Daughters and Diplomacy at the Court of Edward I. In: Edward I: New Interpretations. York Medieval Press, Woodbridge, pp. 84-103. ISBN 9781903153727, 9781787446144

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This chapter focuses on King Edward I's relationship with his five daughters by Eleanor of Castile - Eleanor of Bar, Joan of Acre, Margaret of Brabant, Mary, a nun of Amesbury, and Elizabeth of Rhuddlan - all of whom have been neglected by Edward I's biographers. It argues that these women were, in fact, important figures and agents at Edward I’s court, within their father’s kingdom, and within his continental possessions. By keeping his daughters near him, by immersing them in court ceremony, by bestowing his favour upon them, and by empowering them to serve as intercessors, King Edward enhanced the dignity of his dynasty, and ensured that, in a patriarchal age, he presided over an impressive and, for the most part, remarkably robust family firm.

Additional Information:This chapter is in a peer-reviewed collection of essays.
Keywords:Medieval History, Eleanor of Castile, Edward I, Eleanor of Bar, Joan of Acre, Mary of Brabant, Mary of Amesbury, Elizabeth of Rhuddlan, Court culture, Medieval diplomacy, Medieval marriage
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V214 English History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V130 Medieval History
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
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Deposited On:05 Jun 2020 11:09

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