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Kingship and Masculinity in Late Medieval England (Electronic book text)
Kingship and Masculinity in Late Medieval England (Electronic book text): Katherine Lewis
Kingship and Masculinity in Late Medieval England (Electronic book text): Katherine Lewis

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Katherine Lewis

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Kingship and Masculinity in Late Medieval England explores the dynamic between kingship and masculinity in fifteenth century England, with a particular focus on Henry V and Henry VI. The role of gender in the rhetoric and practice of medieval kingship is still largely unexplored by medieval historians. Discourses of masculinity informed much of the contemporary comment on fifteenth century kings, for a variety of purposes: to praise and eulogise but also to explain shortcomings and provide justification for deposition. Katherine J. Lewis examines discourses of masculinity in relation to contemporary understandings of the nature and acquisition of manhood in the period and considers the extent to which judgements of a king's performance were informed by his ability to embody the right balance of manly qualities. This book's primary concern is with how these two kings were presented, represented and perceived by those around them, but it also asks how far Henry V and Henry VI can be said to have understood the importance of personifying a particular brand of masculinity in their performance of kingship and of meeting the expectations of their subjects in this respect. It explores the extent to which their established reputations as inherently `manly' and `unmanly' kings were the product of their handling of political circumstances, but owed something to factors beyond their immediate control as well. Consideration is also given to Margaret of Anjou's manipulation of ideologies of kingship and manhood in response to her husband's incapacity, and the ramifications of this for perceptions of the relational gender identities which she and Henry VI embodied together. Kingship and Masculinity in Late Medieval England is an essential resource for students of gender and medieval history.

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Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: September 2013
First published: 2002
Authors: Katherine Lewis
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 286
ISBN-13: 978-1-134-45467-9
Barcode: 9781134454679
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LSN: 1-134-45467-8

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