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Laynesmith, J. L.

Works: 3 works in 29 publications in 1 language and 1,960 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by J. L Laynesmith
The last medieval queens : English queenship 1445-1503 by J. L Laynesmith( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The last medieval queens of England were Margaret of Anjou, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne Neville, and Elizabeth of York - four very different women whose lives and queenship were dominated by the Wars of the Roses. This book is not a traditional biography but a thematic study of the ideology and practice of queenship. It examines the motivations behind the choice of the first English-born queens, the multi-faceted rituals of coronation, childbirth, and funeral, the divided loyalties between family and king, and the significance of a position at the heart of the English power structure that could only be filled by a woman. It sheds new light on the queens' struggles to defend their children's rights to the throne, and argues that ideologically and politically a queen was integral to the proper exercise of mature kingship in this period."--Jacket
Cecily Duchess of York by J. L Laynesmith( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A thoroughly researched re-examination of the life of Cecily duchess of York, from 1415 to 1495"--Provided by publisher
English queenship 1445-1503 by J. L Laynesmith( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The last medieval queens : English queenship 1445-1503
Alternative Names
Chamberlayne Joanna L.

Laynesmith J. L.

Laynesmith Joanna

Laynesmith, Joanne

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