Blanche of Castile, Queen of France

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Lindy Grant

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This is the first modern scholarly biography of Blanche of Castile, whose identity has until now been subsumed in that of her son, the saintly Louis IX. A central figure in the politics of medieval Europe, Blanche was a sophisticated patron of religion and culture. Through Lindy Grant’s engaging account, based on a close analysis of Blanche’s household accounts and of the social and religious networks on which her power and agency depended, Blanche is revealed as a vibrant and intellectually questioning personality.

Lindy Grant is professor of medieval history, University of Reading, and was previously medieval curator at the Courtauld Institute, London.

“[A] rich biography . . . Highly recommended.”—L. W. Marvin, Choice

“A long-overdue biography of a fascinating woman, but also a valuable contribution to our understanding of medieval queenship, monarchy and power.”—Katherine Harvey, TLS

“This is a most welcome book. . . There is no doubt that this is an excellent and much-needed biography of one of the most important rulers of the later Middle Ages.”—Justine Firnhaber-Baker, EHR
ISBN: 9780300219265
Publication Date: January 10, 2017
456 pages, 6 x 9 1/4
30 color + 20 b/w illus.