A Queen in the shadows: Sanchia of Provence, Richard of Cornwall and a royal life unveiled

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Jobson, A. 2018. A Queen in the shadows: Sanchia of Provence, Richard of Cornwall and a royal life unveiled. Women's History Review.
AuthorsJobson, A.
Abstract

This article contributes to the ongoing research on the role of royal and noblewomen within medieval Europe through the experiences of the thirteenth-century German queen, Sanchia of Provence. Offering the first academic study of this long-neglected figure, it will demonstrate how, through her public persona, ceremonial responsibilities, and diplomatic activities, first as Countess of Cornwall and then later as Queen of the Romans, Sanchia established herself as an exemplar for contemporary ideals of royal womanhood. Contrasting her style with that adopted by her contemporaries, this article will also show how she favoured a more restrained and less political approach in fulfilling her role in the public sphere.

KeywordsSanchia of Provence; Richard of Cornwall; Germany; England; queenship; countess; noblewomen; court ceremonial; diplomacy; household; coronation
Year2018
JournalWomen's History Review
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN0961-2025
Publication process dates
Deposited01 Feb 2019
Accepted01 Nov 2018
Accepted author manuscript
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Restricted
Output statusIn press
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