Quite unlike the situation in other Iberian kingdoms, where several cases of royal authority held by women are known, in Portugal the only two female regencies in the medieval period were abruptly put to an end by revolutionary movements that handed the government over to males of royal blood. This article will analyze the arguments used to remove the queen-mothers from power to understand if it was their gender that disqualified them or if other, stronger, reasons were taken into account.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Female regencies in the iberian kingdoms: was the portuguese case a singularity?
|Number of pages
|Anuario de Estudios Medievales
|Published - 2016
- National conscience
- Royal minority