Queenly Poverty: the Justified Impoverishment of Elizabeth Woodville and Catherine of Aragon

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In late medieval Christiandon, images of the Queen of Heaven did not admit much of Mary's humble life; the virgin reigned in glort, swathed in the richest cloths and crowned with bejewelled golden coronets. This was a direct reflection of contemporary expectations and imaginings of the lives of royal consorts: to be the Queen of England was to live in a Heaven upon Earth.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberb2
Number of pages18
Journal Mémoire et Territoires/LISAA
Issue numberEnvisioning Poverty/Concevoir la pauvreté:
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event‘Queenly Poverty: Elizabeth Woodville and Katherine of Aragon: Envisaging Poverty Workshop - Université de Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, Paris, France
Duration: 31 Jan 2014 → …



  • Tudor
  • Henry VII
  • Henry VIII
  • Katherine of Aragon
  • Elizabeth Woodville
  • Margaret of Anjou
  • Widowhood
  • Poverty

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