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Anne of Brittany: The Limits and Prospects of a Queen

Kathleen Wellman

in Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178852
eISBN:
9780300190656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178852.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter juxtaposes the cases of Agnes Sorel, a famous mistress, and Anne of Brittany, a prominent queen, and considers who had more choices or autonomy and what made one or the other effective. ... More


Anne of Brittany's “Cite Des Dames”

Susan Groag Bell

in The Lost Tapestries of the City of Ladies: Christine de Pizan's Renaissance Legacy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234109
eISBN:
9780520928787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234109.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses Margaret of Austria's connection to Christine de Pizan, her writings, and the creation of a set of the Book of the City of Ladies tapestries in Flanders. At the same time, the ... More


Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France

Kathleen Wellman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178852
eISBN:
9780300190656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178852.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book tells the history of the French Renaissance through the lives of its most prominent queens and mistresses, beginning with Agnes Sorel, the first officially recognized royal mistress in ... More


The “Citie of Ladies” at the English Court

Susan Groag Bell

in The Lost Tapestries of the City of Ladies: Christine de Pizan's Renaissance Legacy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234109
eISBN:
9780520928787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234109.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses several pressing questions about the tapestries found in Princess Elizabeth's garderobe. It answers how and why they were acquired, and what happened to them after the ... More


The Lost Tapestries of the City of Ladies: Christine de Pizan's Renaissance Legacy

Susan Groag Bell

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234109
eISBN:
9780520928787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234109.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Like a particularly good detective story, this richly textured book follows tantalizing clues in its hunt for a group of missing artistic masterpieces. It opens a new window on the lives of ... More


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