By Elizabeth Muir Tyler
In England in Europe, Elizabeth Tyler makes a speciality of histories: the Encomium Emmae Reginae, written for Emma the spouse of the Æthelred II and Cnut, and The lifetime of King Edward, written for Edith the spouse of Edward the Confessor.
Tyler deals a daring literary and ancient research of either texts and divulges how the 2 queens actively engaged within the patronage of history-writing and poetry to workout their royal authority. Tyler’s cutting edge blend of consciousness to intertextuality and regard for social networks emphasizes the position of ladies on the centre of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman courtroom literature. In doing so, she argues that either Emma and Edith’s negotiation of conquests and factionalism created robust types of queenly patronage that have been for this reason followed by way of members similar to Queen Margaret of Scotland, Countess Adela of Blois, Queen Edith/Matilda, and Queen Adeliza. England in Europe sheds new lighton the connections among English, French, and Flemish history-writing and poetry and illustrates the most important position Anglo-Saxon literary tradition performed in eu literature lengthy after 1066.
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