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Abbasid Courtesans and the Question of Social Mobility

Matthew S. Gordon.

in Concubines and Courtesans

December 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 12761 words.

This chapter considers the rise to prominence by enslaved and freed persons in the major urban centers of the first Abbasid period (c. 750–900 CE). It uses the example of elite female...

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Across the ocean: seafaring and overseas expansion

Julian D. Richards.

in The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

September 2005; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); European History. 4663 words.

What was it about the Vikings and their dragon-headed longships that makes them seem so distinctive in our imagination? Overseas exploits were not exceptional at that time. ‘Across the...

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Adela, countess of Blois (c. 1067–1137), princess

Lois L. Huneycutt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 1668 words.

Adela, countess of Blois (c. 1067–1137), princess, was in all probability the youngest daughter of William I, the Conqueror (1027/8–1087), and his queen, Matilda of Flanders (d. 1083)....

Adelida [Adeliza] (d. before 1113), princess

Elisabeth van Houts.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 560 words.

Adelida [Adeliza] (d. before 1113), princess, was probably the eldest of the daughters of William I, the Conqueror (1027/8–1087), and Matilda of Flanders (d. 1083). As Adelida she heads...

Adeliza [Adeliza of Louvain] (c. 1103–1151), queen of England, second consort of Henry I

Lois L. Huneycutt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: European History; British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 990 words.

Adeliza [Adeliza of Louvain] (c. 1103–1151), queen of England, second consort of Henry I, was a daughter of Godfrey, count of Lower Lorraine and duke of Brabant (d. 1139), and his first...

Ælfgifu [Ælfgifu of Northampton] (fl. 1006–1036), first consort of King Cnut

Pauline Stafford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 650 words.

Ælfgifu [Ælfgifu of Northampton] (fl. 1006–1036), first consort of King Cnut, was the daughter of Ælfhelm, ealdorman of southern Northumbria (d. 1006), and of Wulfrune. She belonged to a...

Ælfgifu (fl. 956–966), consort of King Eadwig

Pauline Stafford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 939 words.

Ælfgifu (fl. 956–966), consort of King Eadwig, was possibly a descendant of Ealdorman Æthelfrith of Mercia (fl. c.900) and of his wife, Æthelgyth, who may have been niece of Ealhswith, wife...

Ælfthryth (d. 929), princess

Elisabeth van Houts.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 467 words.

Ælfthryth (d. 929), princess, was the youngest of three daughters of King Alfred (d. 899) and Queen Ealhswith, daughter of Æthelred Mucel, ealdorman of the 'Gaini'. She also had two...

Ælfthryth (d. 999x1001), queen of England, consort of King Edgar

Pauline Stafford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 1240 words.

Ælfthryth (d. 999x1001), queen of England, consort of King Edgar, was the daughter of Ordgar (d. 971), a powerful magnate of south-west England, and of a royally descended mother of unknown...

Æthelred and Cnut: The Decline of the English Monarchy

John Blair.

in The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction

August 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); European History. 1477 words.

The following two reigns after Eadgar would show that there were many limitations to West Saxon kingship of England. Edward ‘the Martyr’ lasted just a short while before being replaced...

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