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Maternal Lineage and Anglo-Norman Succession c.950–c.1150

Sara McDougall

in Royal Bastards: The Birth of Illegitimacy, 800-1230

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198785828
eISBN:
9780191827631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785828.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

Scholars regularly identify 1126 as a critical moment in the history of illegitimate birth. In that year, King Henry I of England designated his daughter Empress Matilda as heir to his throne, ... More


Introduction

Sara McDougall

in Royal Bastards: The Birth of Illegitimacy, 800-1230

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198785828
eISBN:
9780191827631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785828.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

The introduction provides an overview of the history of illegitimacy in medieval Europe and focuses in particular on addressing the prior scholarship on this subject. Scholars generally claim that ... More


Illegitimacy and the Making of Medieval Dynasties c.900–c.1050

Sara McDougall

in Royal Bastards: The Birth of Illegitimacy, 800-1230

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198785828
eISBN:
9780191827631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785828.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the succession in the Ottonian, Capetian, and Anglo-Saxon dynasties of the tenth and eleventh centuries. As it demonstrates, mothers and maternal lineage would play if anything ... More


Matriarchal picture identification in first-wave British Gothic fiction1

Kamilla Elliott

in Gothic kinship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719088605
eISBN:
9781781707203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088605.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter deals with the importance of maternal miniature identification for first-wave Gothic heroines. Elliott focuses on how first-wave Gothic fiction pits matriarchal against patriarchal ... More


Canon Law, Canonists, and Bastards in the World of Ivo of Chartres

Sara McDougall

in Royal Bastards: The Birth of Illegitimacy, 800-1230

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198785828
eISBN:
9780191827631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785828.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

Following Georges Duby, scholars have identified bishop and canonist Ivo of Chartres as playing a leading role in the promulgation of ideas of illegitimate birth. Careful re-examination of his ... More


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