Session1232
TitleQueenship across the Borders of Space and Time
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorMedieval Studies Research Group, University of Lincoln
 
OrganiserAnaïs Waag, School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
 
Moderator/ChairAnaïs Waag, School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
 
Paper 1232-a Goiswintha: Distraught Mother or Vindictive Queen?
(Language: English)
Susan Phillips, School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Social History
Paper 1232-b Issuing, Sealing, and Signing: An Examination of 'Queenly Chanceries' in 13th-Century England and Iberia
(Language: English)
Paula Del Val Vales, School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Women's Studies
Paper 1232-c A Court Afraid of Losing Its Queen: The Portuguese Court's Solution for Queenless Times
(Language: English)
Inês Olaia, Centro de História / Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa
Index Terms: Social History; Women's Studies
 
AbstractThis panel examines medieval queenship across the borders of space and time: starting with an examination of how Gregory of Tours and Venantius Fortunatus chose to depict the character of the 6th-century queen Goiswintha in their writings, it goes on to explore the relationship between the queen consort and the royal chancery in 13th-century Aragon, Castile, and England; the panel concludes with a study of the Portuguese court's solution for when it found itself without a queen consort between 1250-1525, namely by choosing a woman who was not married to the king to fill the role.