Session1032
TitleDefining the Boundaries of Female Rulership, I: Representing Power
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
OrganiserSarah Greer, St John's College / Faculty of History, University of Oxford
 
Moderator/ChairElena Woodacre, Department of History, University of Winchester
 
Paper 1032-a Transgressive Queens or Committed Rulers?: Angevin Queens in the 12th Century
(Language: English)
Gabrielle Storey, Department of History, University of Winchester
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1032-b Marguerite of Provence and a Queen's Self-Representation as a Political Actor
(Language: English)
Anaïs Waag, School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1032-c Beyond Borders: Queens as Peace Emissaries in the Franco-Navarrese Wars in the 14th Century
(Language: English)
Louise Gay, Laboratoire Pléiade, Sorbonne Université Paris Nord
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Politics and Diplomacy
 
AbstractIdealised examples of 'exceptional' women often figure strongly in discussions of medieval female rulers. This first of two sessions considers the importance of representation - both by individuals themselves and by others - in how we interpret political activities of medieval women. The three speakers will explore the problems faced by both medieval and modern observers in trying to define the political activities of female rulers.