Session Title

Medieval Monarchy and Matrimony: Alliances and Partnerships

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Royal Studies Network

Organizer Name

Elena Woodacre

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Winchester

Presider Name

Elena Woodacre

Paper Title 1

When the Sword Is Mightier than the Pen: The Role of Caliburn in the Marriage Alliance of Richard I of England and Tancred of Sicily

Presenter 1 Name

Christopher Berard

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Centre for Medieval Studies, Univ. of Toronto

Paper Title 2

Pan-Mediterranean Marriage Alliances in the Reign of Jaume II

Presenter 2 Name

Eileen P. McKiernan González

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Berea College

Paper Title 3

Por fazer bien y honra a la reyna mi mujer: The Political Partnership of Sancho IV and María de Molina

Presenter 3 Name

Janice North

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Virginia

Paper Title 4

María de Molina: Intrigue and Scandal in Thirteenth-Century Castile

Presenter 4 Name

Paulette Pepin

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. of New Haven

Start Date

8-5-2014 3:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 209

Description

This session is focused on the importance of matrimony to medieval monarchy as a means to form crucial alliances and partnerships. This includes matrimonial diplomacy, used by Richard I the Lionheart and Jaume II to craft strategic alliances. Other papers examine the use of matrimonial alliances within and beyond the Portuguese court and the necessity of creating a strong partnership between the king and his queen consort in Castile. Taken together, these papers will provide a clearer picture of the links between monarchy and matrimony, with particular focus on the Medieval Mediterranean.

Elena C. Woodacre

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May 8th, 3:30 PM

Medieval Monarchy and Matrimony: Alliances and Partnerships

Bernhard 209

This session is focused on the importance of matrimony to medieval monarchy as a means to form crucial alliances and partnerships. This includes matrimonial diplomacy, used by Richard I the Lionheart and Jaume II to craft strategic alliances. Other papers examine the use of matrimonial alliances within and beyond the Portuguese court and the necessity of creating a strong partnership between the king and his queen consort in Castile. Taken together, these papers will provide a clearer picture of the links between monarchy and matrimony, with particular focus on the Medieval Mediterranean.

Elena C. Woodacre