The King's Mother

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April 1993



This study of Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII and the founder of two Cambridge colleges is the first biography to explore the full range of archival sources and one of the best-documented studies of any late-medieval woman.


List of illustrations; Preface; List of abbreviations; Genealogical tables; Introduction; 1. The family background; 2. The Wars of the Roses; 3. The reign of Henry VII; 4. The Countess and her property; 5. Household life; 6. A portrait of the Countess; 7. The Countess and the universities; 8. The legacy; Appendices; Select bibliography; Index.


'Jones and Underwood ... have produced a work that stands as a model of its kind. [They] are to be congratulated on a compassionate and sensitive study, which embraces every possible aspect of their subject's life from high politics to intellectual endeavour.' The Ricardian ' ... a complex portrait, quite unlike the traditional one-dimensional picture of a pious, nun-like benefactress.' The Times '[The authors'] diligence has paid handsome dividends, allowing them to draw a rounded and unusually intimate portrait of their subject.' The Times Literary Supplement
EAN: 9780521447942
ISBN: 0521447941
Untertitel: Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby. 18 colour plates. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1993
Seitenanzahl: 364 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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