The Queen's Hand

Janna Bianchini captures the extraordinary royal career of Berenguela of Castile: queen-consort in León, heir to the throne of Castile, mother of the conqueror Fernando III, and powerful sovereign in her own right. The Queen's Hand reevaluates the role of royal women in western Iberian monarchy.

The Queen's Hand
Power and Authority in the Reign of Berenguela of Castile

Janna Bianchini

2012 | 368 pages | Cloth $69.95
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Table of Contents

A Note on Names

Chapter 1. Infanta and Heir, 1180-1197
Chapter 2. Queen of Leon, 1197-1204
Chapter 3. The Unwed Queen, 1204-1214
Chapter 4. A Failed Regency, 1214-1217
Chapter 5. Queen of Castile, 1217-1230
Chapter 6. The Leonese Succession, 1230
Chapter 7. Queen of Castile and Leon, 1230-1246

List of Abbreviations
Selected Bibliography