María Bullón-Fernández's England and Iberia in the Middle Ages, 12th-15th Century: PDF

By María Bullón-Fernández

ISBN-10: 1403972249

ISBN-13: 9781403972248

This groundbreaking interdisciplinary choice of essays via American, British, and Iberian students examines the literary, historic, and inventive exchanges among England and Iberia from the 12th to the 15th century. starting from analyses of royal marriages and political alliances to examinations of literary, inventive, and non secular interactions, those essays exhibit the significance of Anglo-Iberian relationships either in and of themselves and within the greater context of advancements in Medieval Europe. additionally they recommend extra avenues for study in a space of research that merits larger scholarly cognizance. students and scholars attracted to England and Iberia or in comparative reviews of Medieval Europe should want to learn this e-book.

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The best-known royal marriage alliance between England and Spain occurred at the end of the fifteenth century, when Ferdinand and Isabella’s youngest daughter Catherine of Aragon wed two English princes in succession—Henry VII’s eldest son Arthur in 1501 and, after his death, Arthur’s younger brother Henry VIII in 1509. ) The festivities always included chivalric contests and brought English and Iberian knights together. Chivalric Exchanges In its early days the order of the Sash (or Band) did not admit any members who were not vassals of the king of Castile.

85), whereas Martorell keeps the honor of being the earliest author to commit to paper the legend that accounts for the motto Honi soit qui mal y pense. All this notwithstanding, it has been suggested by Martí de Riquer that the influence of Gui de Warewic must have come via a late prose version in French, and not through the fourteenth-century English texts that Joseph A. 3 But there are avenues to pursue other than textual borrowing in order to detect the existence of a British influence in Catalan writing.

Two of her sixteen children were born in Palestine. Like Philippa of Lancaster, she merits study as one of the chivalrous queens who are important in later medieval English and Iberian history. When Eleanor died at Nottingham in 1290, Edward marked the stages where her body rested while en route to London with a famous series of monumental stone crosses, the twelve “Eleanor Crosses” of which three survive. 20 JENNIFER GOODMAN WOLLOCK Other matches were projected but not carried out. Edward I had arranged to wed his eldest daughter, also named Eleanor, to Alfonso III of Aragon, but the marriage was delayed by the pope’s objections and then frustrated by Alfonso’s sudden death in 1291.

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