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Adela of Blois

Countess and Lord (C.1067-1137)

by Kimberly A. LoPrete

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Published by Four Courts Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • European history (ie other than Britain & Ireland),
  • Women"s Studies - General,
  • Medieval Literature - History And Criticism,
  • Medieval World History (Circa 450 - Circa 1450),
  • Social Science,
  • History - General History,
  • Sociology,
  • Europe,
  • General,
  • 1027 or 8-1087,
  • Adela,,
  • Biography,
  • Countess of Blois, Chartres and Meaux,,
  • Countesses,
  • Family,
  • France,
  • I,,
  • King of England,,
  • Normandy,
  • William,
  • ca. 1067-1137

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages663
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8972466M
    ISBN 101851825630
    ISBN 109781851825639


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Adela of Blois by Kimberly A. LoPrete Download PDF EPUB FB2

Based on a comprehensive re-evaluation of unpublished and published charters, letters, poems, and narrative sources, this is the first scholarly volume devoted to the life and political career of Adela, the youngest daughter of William the Conqueror (c), who ruled as countess of Blois, Chartres and Meaux for over twenty years.4/5.

Adela of Blois: Countess and Lord (C) by Kimberly A. LoPrete took more than 15 years to write. LoPrete, a frequently published professor of history at the University fo Galway, (see her on Google and Wikipedia) comes close to equaling the famed Francis Yates in her depth of insight and style.5/5(1).

Based on a comprehensive re-evaluation of unpublished and published charters, letters, poems, and narrative sources, this is the first scholarly volume devoted to the life and political career of 1/5(1). Adela of Blois: countess and lord (c).

[Kimberly A LoPrete] -- Based on a comprehensive re-evaluation of sources, this is the first scholarly volume devoted to the life and political career of Adela, the youngest daughter of William the Conqueror, who ruled as. Adela of Blois (–c. )Countess of Blois and Chartres, known by historians as "the heroine of the First Crusade." Name variations: Adele; Adela of Normandy; Adela of England.

Born in in Normandy, France; died on March 8 around or at the convent of Marcigny, France; fourth daughter of Matilda of Flanders (–) and William the Conqueror, duke of Normandy (r. Born aboutAdela of Normandy was highly educated, well-versed in Latin, and educated in the nunnery in Caen, northern France, founded by her parents.

Her father was William of Normandy who conquered Anglo-Saxon England in Betrothed at age thirteen, she married Stephen of Blois, an important count from northern France, two years later. Adela was still only in her mid-thirties when she was widowed, and her sons were young and inexperienced.

She did cede all authority to them, even though her eldest son William was meant to become Count of Blois though he was eventually passed over for his younger brother Theobald because Adela considered him to be a more effective ruler. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the role of women in Medieval Europe, not just France, since Adela's son, Stephan, became King of England. More over Adela was the granddaughter of William the Conquerer and her youngest son, Henry Blois (she had ten children) became the Archbishop of Winchester and Abbot of Glastonbury.5/5(1).

Based on a comprehensive re-evaluation of unpublished and published charters, letters, poems, and narrative sources, this is the first scholarly volume devoted to the life and political career of Adela, the youngest daughter of William the Conqueror (c), who ruled as countess of Blois, Chartres and Meaux for over twenty years.4/5(3).

Adela of Normandy, Countess of Blois and Chartres Adela of Normandy was the daughter of William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy and King of England, and his wife, Matilda of Flanders.

Although most sources give her date of birth around /2, the Oxford Database Adela of Blois book National Biography argues that her birth was after the Norman. Based on a comprehensive re-evaluation of unpublished and published Adela of Blois book, letters, poems, and narrative sources, this is the first scholarly volume devoted to the life and political career of Adela, the youngest daughter of William the Conqueror (c), who ruled as countess of Blois, Chartres and Meaux for over twenty years.

Free shipping for non-business customers when ordering books at De Gruyter Online. Content; Contact Persons; Book Book Series. Previous chapter. Next chapter. Adela of Blois: Familial Alliances and Female Lordship Kimberly A. LoPrete (). Adela of Blois: Familial Alliances and Female Lordship.

Aristocratic Women in Medieval. Febru By Susan Abernethy in Medieval History, Women's History Tags: Adela of Blois, Aethelred the Unready, Alfred the Great, Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Eadburh, Ealhswith, Empress Matilda, Empress Maud, Geoffrey of Anjou, Henry Plantagenet, hlæfdige, King Henry I of England, King Henry II, King Stephen, Lady of the English.

Adela, a daughter of King William I of England (the Conqueror) and Matilda of Flanders, was born aroundprobably in Normandy. She is the mother of King Stephen of England who fought a long civil war known as The Anarchy for the English throne with his first cousin Empress Matilda.

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Adela of Blois: Countess and Lord (C) by Kimberly A. LoPrete took more than 15 years to write. LoPrete, a frequently published professor of history at the University fo Galway, (see her on Google and Wikipedia) comes close to equaling the famed Francis Yates in her depth of insight and style.5/5.

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Adela of France, Countess of Flanders. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders[1], known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; ( – 8 JanuaryMessines) was the second daughter of Robert II (the Pious), and Constance of Arles. Adela of Blois 1 work Search for books with subject Adela of Blois.

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Louis and Adela married on 18 October They had two : c.Blois, France. Adela of Normandy also known as Adela of Blois and Adela of England (c. or – March 8, ?) was by marriage countess of Blois, Chartres, and Meaux. She was a daughter of William the Conqueror and Matilda of en: Theobald II, Count of Champagne.

Benefactor and English princess. Adela was the youngest daughter of William the Conqueror. In she married Stephen of Blois. Throughout her life, Adela had an active role in English politics. She was famed for endowing churches and monastic institutions. The youngest of the group known as “the king’s lads”, Stephen is the son of the Count Stephen-Henry of Blois and Adela of Normandy, the latter a daughter of William the Conqueror.

Thus, Stephen is the older cousin of the two royal children, Maud and William Ætheling. He is also a cousin of Robert Fitz Roy. Book Reviews Adela ofBlois: Countess and Lord (c.

) by Kimberly A. LoPrete (Dublin: Four Courts Press, ) Pp. xx + As a royal woman and countess, Adela of Blois illustrates the great potential for women born to power and educated to authority in eleventh- and twelfth-century Europe.

Kimberly LoPretes. Adela of Normandy, Countess of Blois and Chartres Adela of Normandy was the daughter of William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy and King of England, and his wife, Matilda of Flanders. Although most sources give her date of birth around /2, the Oxford Database of National Biography argues that her birth was after the Norman Conquest, as contemporary poetry suggests she was born the daughter of.

The book follows a chronological approach to Adela's life and times. It begins by establishing a new date ofbirth for Adela (ca. ) before focusing on the historical background ofher marriage alliance to Stephen-Henry,Count 51 ofBlois, Chartres, and Meaux.

This historical background provides a useful framework in which LoPrete can analyze Adela'sAuthor: Kirsten A. Fenton. Kimberly A. LoPrete, Adela of Blois: Countess and Lord (c–).Dublin: Four Courts Press, Pp. xxv, ; 4 b&w figs., 3 maps, and 8 genealogical charts.

Kimberly A. LoPrete, Adela of Blois: Countess and Lord (c. Four Courts Press,   Later in Hugh of Puiset, a powerful neighbour, attacked Adela, and she, with her son Theobald, went to Paris to demand aid of Philip I.

The request was granted, and Hugh was defeated by the joint forces of France and Blois. In Adela resigned the government to Theobald. Kimberly A. LoPrete, Adela of Blois: countess and lord (c–) Author: Michael Clanchy Pages: pp. Author: Michael Clanchy.

Adela of Blois was the daughter of William the Conqueror, king of England. Inshe married Stephen Henry and through the marriage became the countess of Blois, Chartres, and Meaux, in France. She acted as regent throughout the period of her husband’s participation in the First and Second. Adela of Blois (d.

) Wife of the crusader Stephen (Stephen-Henry), count of Blois, and recipient of two surviving letters sent by her husband in the course of the First Crusade (). A daughter of William I, king of England, Adela was probably born between November and May Abbess and foundress, a disciple of St.

Boniface. Adela was a Frankish princess, the daughter of King Dagobert II (r. ) and sister of St Irmina. Married to a nobleman, Alberie, she became the foundress of a monastery at Pfazel, near Trčves, France, when her husband died.

Stephen (more correctly Stephen-Henry) was born arounda son of Thibaud III, count of Blois and Champagne, whom he succeeded in It is commonly believed that Stephen was persuaded to take his crusading vows by his wife Adela (d.

), daughter of William the Conqueror. By Kirsten A. Fenton, Published on 12/01/ Recommended Citation. Fenton, Kirsten A. "Kimberly A. LoPrete, Adela of Blois: Countess and Lord (c).Author: Kirsten A.

Fenton. found: Wikipedia, 04/23/07 (Adela of Normandy also known as Adela of Blois and Adela of England (c. or March 8, ?) was by marriage countess of Blois, Chartres, and Meaux.

She was a daughter of William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders). Mothers and Daughters as Lords: The Countesses of Blois and Chartres. With an active marketplace of over million items, use the Alibris Advanced Search Page to find any item you are looking for.

Through the Advanced Search, you can find items by searching specific terms such as Title, Artist, Song Title, Genre, etc or you can narrow your Missing: Adela of Blois. The authors of the volume offer five case studies of women from the mid-eleventh through the thirteenth centuries, and from regions as diverse as Blois-Chartres, Champagne, Flanders, and Occitania.

They show not only the diversity of life experiences these women enjoyed but the range of social and political roles open to them.He was succeeded by his nephew Stephen of Blois, although he had made his barons swear allegiance to his daughter Matilda as his successor.

King Stephen * * * FATHER: Stephen Henry He was the son of Theobald III, Count of Blois; he married Adela of Normandy (below) in at Breteuil in France, and again in at Chartres Cathedral, France.Stephen was born in Blois in France, either in or His father was Stephen-Henry, Count of Blois and Chartres, an important French n's father, an active crusader, played only a brief part in Stephen's early life.

During the First Crusade Stephen-Henry had acquired a reputation for cowardice, and he returned to the Levant again in to rebuild his reputation; there he.