Blanche of Castile. by R. Pernoud

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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 by: 1. Blanche of Castile keeps coming up in history books, but finally I found a full biography.

It is written for college level, does not bog down with politics and extraneous issues. the history of the times and people are clearly and simply described which helps keep it all straight/5(6).

Blanche of Castile was first queen, then queen regent, of France in the early thirteenth century. Her acts as a politician and a patron have largely been overlooked by historians, but Lindy Grant provides a remarkable rebuttal to that in this book, the first full-length biography of Blanche since the s/5(1).

Blanche of Castile book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. An interesting account of Blanche's life, but far too favorable.

She was a strong woman, a great queen, yes, but she had flaws -- a more complex person than this hagiography acknowledges/5. This is a most welcome book. Queen Blanche of Castile (–) was the Blanche of Castile. book mother of the Saint-King Louis IX of France (r.

–70).An Blanche of Castile. book and valued partner to her husband Louis VIII, she twice served as regent of France, and her power and influence over king and kingdom were constant and : Justine Firnhaber-Baker. This edition of Blanche of Castile, Queen and Regent of France, is the best English translation of this greatest monograph on the Spanish-born monarch who changed the course of French history.

Translated by Dr. Frank H. Wallis. Seller Inventory # APC More information about this seller | Contact this seller   A masterpiece of French Gothic art, the Latin Psalter of Blanche of Castile was produced in Paris in the first third of the thirteenth century by an anonymous master using tempera, ink, and gold leaf on parchment.

The book was most likely commissioned by or for Blanche of Castile (–), the mother of Louis IX, whom it passed to after her death (which is why it is sometimes referred to.

Even in a page book there is only room for Blanche of Castile. book much, and what is largely left out is a conversation with modern and contemporary scholarship. Blanche’s intimate knowledge of her sources and her confidence in interpreting them is such that the conversation is almost exclusively between Grant, Blanche of Castile, and Blanche’s contemporaries.

Blanche was the daughter of Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor, who was the daughter of Henry II of England. Her grandmother Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen of England, traveled to Spain to take the year-old Blanche to France, where a marriage treaty was concluded with Louis, the young son of King Philip II Augustus.

This politically motivated marriage had been arranged by Blanche’s uncle. 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 Blanche of Castile. book, 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. Blanche was the Queen of France as the wife of Louis VII.

She acted as regent twice during the reign of her son, Louis IX. She was born in Palencia, Spain,the third Daughter of Alfonso VII, king of Castile and Eleanor of England.

Eleanor was the daughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Blanche had her oldest surviving son crowned as Louis IX on 29th November The Psalter of Blanche of Castile, made in Paris in the first quarter of the 13th century, is an exquisite example of Parisian book codex, also known as Sainte-Chapelle Psalter, features 27 beautifully illuminated full-page miniatures, 9 historiated initials, and 24 calendar medallions containing episodes from the New and Old Testaments.

Blanche of Castile, Queen of France and the warrior-regent who held the kingdom for her young son, King Louis IX, passed away on 27 Novemberand it truly was a loss to the whole nation. Blanche was born on 4 Marchthe third surviving daughter of King Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor of England, the granddaughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

1 Daughter of the King of Castile, Niece of the King of England 2 The Lord Louis and the Lady Blanche 3 Louis VIII and Blanche: King and Queen Consort 4 Queen Regent 5 Queen Dowager 6 The Crusade Regency Part II 7 Family, Friends and Familia 8 Religion, the Church and Other Faiths 9 Piety and Devotion Brand: Yale University Press.

Blanche of Castile continued in a strong role even after Louis' marriage, taking an active role in selecting his bride, Marguerite of Provence. Granted dower lands in Artois as part of the original treaty that brought her to her marriage, Blanche was able to trade those lands for ones closer to Louis' court in Paris.

Blanche used some of. Blanche of Castile and Louis IX of France InEleanor was asked by King John to negotiate a crucial element in an important treaty with the king of France – the marriage between the heir to the French throne and one of Eleanor’s Castilian granddaughters.

Blanche of Castile – Queen of France by Lindy Grant Book Review Ma Moniek Blanche of Castile, Book Reviews, France, The Royal Women 0 Blanche of Castile was born on 4 March as the daughter of Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor of England.

"The first truly modern book-length study of this remarkable medieval woman it will be very difficult for anyone to replace Grant's compelling portrait of Blanche of Castile as a ruler."-Miriam Shadis, Royal Studies Journal "Long awaited and magisterial book [Author: Lindy Grant. Biography.

Blanche was born in in Jaffa, County of Jaffa and Ascalon during the Seventh Crusade led by her father, Louis IX. In Novembershe married Ferdinand de la Cerda, Infante of Castile, eldest son of Alfonso X of Castile and Violant of Aragon; they had two sons.

Alfonso (–), who married Mahaut, daughter of John I of Brienne, Count of :Jaffa, County of Jaffa and Ascalon. If King Louis was an exemplary Catholic King, his mother Blanche of Castile was the model of the pious, strong Catholic Queen.

In the book Married Saints (pp. ), we read that she combined a genius for statesmanship with the best qualities of motherhood. Summary: Blanche of Castile, half-length portrait, seated, facing slightly right, holding book, with arm around boy.

Reproduction Number: LC-USZ (b&w film copy neg.) Call Number: BIOG FILE - Blanche of Castile [P&P]. Answer (a): The wise and noble Queen Blanche [of Castile], the mother of King Louis IX of France [reigned ], had infinite goodness. The first sentence of this paragraph is the main idea of the whole paragraph.

The sentences following this elaborates and how 'good' Queen Blanche was, through her skillful reign over France, her position as head of advisors, her direct involvement in. Blanche of Castile (Blanca de Castilla in Spanish; 4 March - 27 November ), was a Queen consort of France as the wife of Louis VIII.

She acted as regent twice during the reign of her son, Louis IX. She was born in Palencia, Spain,the third daughter of Alfonso VIII, king of Castile, and Eleanor of England/5(26).

Saint Louis Bible (Moralized Bible or Bible moralisée) by Louisa Woodville Top: Blanche of Castile and King Louis IX of France and below: Author Dictating to a Scribe, Bible of Saint Louis (Moralized Bible), France, probably Paris, c.14 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches / x cm (The Morgan Library & Museum, MS M, fol.

Blessed Queen Blanche, the daughter of the king of Castile, Spain, lived in happy wedlock with Louis VIII, King of France, for twenty-six years.

She enjoyed the confidence of her husband so perfectly that when he died he entrusted her with the guardianship of their twelve-year-old son Louis and, until his maturity, with the government of the.

Title Blanche of Castile / Zwinger, del. ; J. Andrews sc., Lancaster. Summary Blanche of Castile, half-length portrait, seated, facing slightly right, holding book. Blanche of Castile. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, (OCoLC) Named Person: Blanche, of Castile Queen consort of Louis VIII King of France; Blanche, of Castile Queen consort of Louis VIII King of France: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Régine Pernoud; Henry Noel.

Lindy Grant— Last night I went to see the new film Jackie, in which Natalie Portman gives a searing portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy in the immediate aftermath of her husband’s made me think of the similarities and differences between Jackie Kennedy and Blanche of Castile, the queen of France who lived some seven hundred years earlier.

Interesting Facts – Psalter of Blanche of Castile. Did you know that the manuscript ended up in the collection of Charles V?. It appears that the emperor had a chemise – splendid fabric embroidered with golden flour de lys – made, to protect the manuscript.

As a result, the cover is one of the few testimonies of Roman book binding still preserved today. Blanche of Castile. London: Collins, (OCoLC) Named Person: Blanche, of Castile Queen consort of Louis VIII King of France; Blanche, of Castile Queen consort of Louis VIII King of France: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Régine Pernoud.

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Lindy Grant, Blanche of Castile, Queen of Haven and London: Yale University Press, Pp. xi, ; many color plates, 2 maps, and 3 genealogical charts. Blanche of Castile – Queen of France by Lindy Grant Book Review Ma Moniek 0. Blanche of Castile was born on 4 March as the daughter of Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor of England.

Not much is known. January Book News Decem Moniek 0. Review: Blanche of Castile: Queen of France R oyal Studies Journal (RSJ), 4, no. 2 (), page This position has interesting implications f or the study of queenship.

One book, thousands of illustrations. Top: Blanche of Castile and King Louis IX of France and below: Priest dictating to a scribe, Bible of Saint Louis (Moralized Bible), France, probably Paris, c.14 3/4 x 10 1/4″ / x cm (The Morgan Library & Museum, MS M, fol.

8) Imagine a children’s illustrated bible. There might be illustrations for each story: Adam and Eve in. In your new book Blanche of Castile: Queen of France, you mention a recent ‘rich seam of study of medieval queenship’.

Can you give some examples. Can you give some examples. Much of the pioneering work on medieval queenship, by scholars such as John Carmi Parsons, Pauline Stafford and Jinty Nelson, comes in collections of essays.

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4, Died Nov. 27, Appearances & References Referenced in Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies Blanche of Castile was said to have told her son, Louis IX, that she would rather see him "fry in hell" than commit a mortal sin - according to the Handbook for Grade School Nuns (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies, ).

Inspiration Blanche of Castile was. Blanche of Castile, Louis IX, and two monks, dedication page of a moralized Bible, from Paris, France,ink, tempera, and gold leaf on vellum Paris Manuscript painters flocked to _________from other regions to join workshops supervised by university officials who controlled the production and distribution of books.French Royalty.

During the winter of / Eleanor of Aquitaine, aged 79 years, travelled to Castile to visit her daughter and to select a wife for the French heir to the throne. During her stay in Palencia she chose her twelve-year-old granddaughter Blanche to strengthen the peace treaty between John of Burial: Abbey of Maubuisson, Saint-Ouen .Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Blanche of Castile, Queen of France: Power, Religion and Culture in the Thirteenth Century by Lindy Grant (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay!

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