Berengaria: in Search of Richard's Queen


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Richard the Lionheart is one of the most famous of medieval heros, but what is known about the young woman he married, in Cyprus in May 1191, on the way to the Third Crusade? History has marginalized her, and popular tradition has all but overlooked her but the early sources, sparse though they are, reveal a woman of remarkable courage and tenacity who endured loneliness and hostility both as a queen consort and during her long years of widowhood. Her life tells us much about the fortunes of women in a male-dominated era ...

Berengaria: In Search of Richard's Queen 1999, Four Courts Press, Dublin, Ireland

ISBN-13: 9781851824342