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Joan de Valence: The Life and Influence of a Thirteenth-Century Noblewoman - The New Middle Ages (Paperback)
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Joan de Valence: The Life and Influence of a Thirteenth-Century Noblewoman - The New Middle Ages (Paperback)

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Paperback 227 Pages / Published: 11/02/2016
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Heir to an earldom, and wife and widow of William de Valence (half-brother of King Henry III), Joan de Valence was an important actor in the volatile political world of thirteenth-century England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. Yet, astonishingly, her story of survival, perseverance, and influence has never been told until now. Joan de Valence: The Life and Influence of a Thirteenth-Century Noblewoman draws on archival research, as well as tools of historical analysis and gender studies, to peel back the layers of this remarkable noblewoman's life. From her survival of the wars between king and baronage at mid-century to her life as a widow and magnate of the realm, the story of Joan de Valance, as Mitchell argues, exemplifies the range of experiences of noblewomen during the middle ages.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781349564477
Number of pages: 227
Weight: 331 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2016


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"In Joan de Valence, Linda Mitchell takes up a number of challenges that face any scholar attempting to write the life history of a medieval woman. The result is a book making the case not just for this one powerful noblewoman, but for a return to the archives to reassess the underappreciated but important roles that women played in medieval society." (Kathleen Ashley, Journal of British Studies, Vol. 55 (4), October, 2016)

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