`Weaving together institutions and personality, family and realm, intimacy and ceremony, The Last Medieval Queens, is a wise book by a young and lively scholar. It is well written and beautifully produced, and is worthy of a wide readership both academic and popular.' History Today
`The book nicely compliments the numerous studies of English queenship in the thirteenth century and earlier. It will be the essential reference point for discussion of the late medieval English queenship for many years to come.' History
About the Author
J. L. Laynesmith
received her doctorate from the University of York and has taught medieval history at the universities of York, Oxford, Reading, and Huddersfield.