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The Resource The King's mother : Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, Michael K. Jones and Malcolm G. Underwood

The King's mother : Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, Michael K. Jones and Malcolm G. Underwood

Label
The King's mother : Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby
Title
The King's mother
Title remainder
Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby
Statement of responsibility
Michael K. Jones and Malcolm G. Underwood
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is a study of the life of Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII and the foundress of two Cambridge colleges. It is at once the first biography of Lady Margaret to explore the full range of archival sources, and one of the best-documented studies of any late-medieval woman." "Lady Margaret's early experiences of the medieval 'marriage market' anticipated the turbulent political world in which she reached maturity. Deeply involved in the Wars of the Roses, a conspirator against Richard III, she was to become the foundress of one of England's greatest ruling dynasties. Her considerable wealth, much of it derived from her son's triumph, was used to finance education at Oxford and Cambridge, and her lasting memorials are the Cambridge colleges of Christ's and St John's. Behind her activities as both politician and benefactress can be discerned a vigorous, sometimes ruthless, but always enterprising personality, which left a deep impression on her contemporaries." "This is a biography of unusual character which brings to life an extraordinary personality under a great variety of aspects, illuminating in depth the political, social, ecclesiastical and academic history through the life of one of the most remarkable women of the age."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Michael K
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Underwood, Malcolm G
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beaufort, Margaret
  • Henry
  • Tudor, House of
  • Nobility
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The King's mother : Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, Michael K. Jones and Malcolm G. Underwood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The reign of Henry VII
  • The countess and her property
  • Household life
  • A portrait of the countess
  • The countess and the universities
  • The legacy
  • Itinerary of Lady Margaret, 1498-9
  • Lady Margaret's estates
  • Officers, servants and scholars in Lady Margaret's household, c. 1499-1509
  • Versions of the last will of Lady Margaret in St John's College archives
  • The Beauforts
  • Lady Margaret's arms and seal
  • Portraits of Lady Margaret
  • The St Johns
  • The Zouches
  • The Welles
  • The Staffords
  • The Stanleys
  • The family background
  • The Wars of the Roses
Control code
22889914
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 322 pages, 13 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780521345125
Lccn
90025937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, genealogical tables
System control number
(WaOLN)1424704
Label
The King's mother : Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, Michael K. Jones and Malcolm G. Underwood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The reign of Henry VII
  • The countess and her property
  • Household life
  • A portrait of the countess
  • The countess and the universities
  • The legacy
  • Itinerary of Lady Margaret, 1498-9
  • Lady Margaret's estates
  • Officers, servants and scholars in Lady Margaret's household, c. 1499-1509
  • Versions of the last will of Lady Margaret in St John's College archives
  • The Beauforts
  • Lady Margaret's arms and seal
  • Portraits of Lady Margaret
  • The St Johns
  • The Zouches
  • The Welles
  • The Staffords
  • The Stanleys
  • The family background
  • The Wars of the Roses
Control code
22889914
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 322 pages, 13 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780521345125
Lccn
90025937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, genealogical tables
System control number
(WaOLN)1424704

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