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The Man behind the Queen

Male Consorts in History

  • Charles Beem
  • Miles Taylor

Part of the Queenship and Power book series (QAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Charles Beem, Miles Taylor
    Pages 1-9
  3. Elena Crislyn Woodacre
    Pages 11-31
  4. David Abulafia
    Pages 33-53
  5. Karina Urbach
    Pages 145-155
  6. Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska
    Pages 223-239
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 261-264

About this book


From the 14th-century king consorts of Navarre to the modern European prince consorts of the 20th century, the male consort has been a peculiar yet recurrent historical figure. In this impressively broad collection, leading historians of monarchy analyze how male partners of female rulers have negotiated their unique roles throughout history.


20. Jahrhundert 20th century England Europe history kingdom monarchy Russia

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles Beem
    • 1
  • Miles Taylor
    • 2
  1. 1.University of North CarolinaPembrokeUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Historical ResearchUniversity of LondonUK

About the editors

David Abulafia, Cambridge University, UK Daniel Alves, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal Roderick Barman, University of British Columbia, Canada Derek Beales, Cambridge University, UK Michael Bitter, University of Hawai'i at Hilo, USA Sarah Duncan, Spring Hill College, USA Maria Grever, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands Trond Norén Isaksen, independent historian Caroline Keen, SOAS, UK Simin Patel, University of Oxford, UK Fabian Persson, Linnaeus University, Sweden Karina Urbach, University of Munich, Germany Elena Crislyn Woodacre, Bath Spa University, UK Jeroen Van Zanten, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

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