Joan de Valence : the life and influence of a thirteenth-century noblewoman /

"Joan de Valence, Countess of Pembroke--noblewoman, heiress, widow, magnate, and sister-in-law to King Henry III and aunt of King Edward I--survived and thrived through some of the most tumultuous years of medieval English history. Yet, she has been ignored by most historians of the age. This i...

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Author / Creator:Mitchell, Linda Elizabeth, author.
Imprint:Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
©2016
Description:xx, 227 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:English
Series:The new Middle Ages
New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Subject:Pembroke, Joan de Valence, -- Countess of, -- approximately 1230-approximately 1307.
Pembroke, Joan de Valence, -- Countess of, -- approximately 1230-approximately 1307 -- Influence.
Henry -- III, -- King of England, -- 1207-1272 -- Family.
Edward -- I, -- King of England, -- 1239-1307 -- Family.
Edward -- I, -- King of England, -- 1239-1307.
Henry -- III, -- King of England, -- 1207-1272.
Pembroke, Joan de Valence, -- Countess of, -- approximately 1230-approximately 1307.
Nobility -- England -- Biography.
Women -- England -- Biography.
Widows -- England -- Biography.
Women -- England -- History -- To 1500.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Feminist.
HISTORY / Medieval.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Medieval.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Women Authors.
Families.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Nobility.
Widows.
Women.
Great Britain -- History -- 13th century -- Biography.
England.
Great Britain.
Biography.
History.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10390204
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ISBN:9780230392007
0230392008
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"Joan de Valence, Countess of Pembroke--noblewoman, heiress, widow, magnate, and sister-in-law to King Henry III and aunt of King Edward I--survived and thrived through some of the most tumultuous years of medieval English history. Yet, she has been ignored by most historians of the age. This is her story"--
"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"--