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Ons as a member of her father s court On her brother s death she inherited the Castilian throne outright and then remarkably elevated her son to kingship at the same time Using her assiduously cultivated alliances Berenguela ruled alongside Fernando and set into motion the strategy that in would result in his acuisition of the crown of Leon and the permanent union of Castile and LeonIn The ueen s Hand Janna Bianchini explores Berenguela s extraordinary lifelong partnership wit.
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The Queen's Hand Power and Authority in the Reign of Berenguela of CastileH her son and examines the means through which she was able to build and exercise power Bianchini contends that recognition of Berenguela as a powerful reigning ueen by nobles bishops ambassadors and popes shows the key participation of royal women in the western Iberian monarchy Demonstrating how royal women could wield enormous authority both within and outside their kingdoms Bianchini reclaims Berenguela s place as one of the most important figures of the Iberian Middle Age.
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Free download The Queen's Hand: Power and Authority in the Reign of Berenguela of Castile é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ç Her name is undoubtedly less familiar than that of her grandmother Eleanor of Auitaine or that of her famous conueror son Fernando III Her name is undoubtedly less familiar than that of her grandmother Eleanor of Auitaine or that of her famous conueror son Fernando III yet during her lifetime Berenguela of Castile was one of the most powerful women in Europe As ueen consort of Alfonso IX of Leon she acuired the troubled boundary lands between the kingdoms of Castile and Leon and forged alliances with powerful nobles on both sides Even after her marriage was dissolved she continued to strengthen these connecti.