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Illegitimate daughters exercising power in the twelfth century: The case of Urraca the Asturian

By Lucía Gomez In the medieval era, the twelfth century appears as one of special importance for the analysis of female power. In Castile, the effective exercise of power by women of the royal family was facilitated, strengthening their position as queens, consorts, sisters, daughters, mediators, advisors, and even intercessors before the king. This isContinue reading Illegitimate daughters exercising power in the twelfth century: The case of Urraca the Asturian

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