Sunday, February 17, 2013

Further Reading

One of the reasons Margaret of Anjou continues to be so maligned by novelists and 

even some writers of nonfiction is that much of the material that is available about 
her (especially online) is out of date or based on dated or discredited sources. Happily, 
a body of careful research about Margaret is slowly growing. Here are some recent 
books and articles about her and her family:

J. J. Bagley, Margaret of Anjou, Queen of England. London: Herbert Jenkins, Ltd, 1948. This is outdated in some respects, but is probably the best of the older biographies of Margaret.

Anne Crawford, ed., Letters of the Queens of England, 1100–1547. Gloucestershire: Sutton, 2002 (paperback edition).

B. M. Cron, "The 'Champchevrier Portrait': A Cautionary Tale." The Ricardian (September 2001).

B. M. Cron, "The Duke of Suffolk, the Angevin Marriage, and the Ceding of Maine, 1445." Journal of Medieval History 20 (1994).

B.M. Cron, "Margaret of Anjou and the Lancastrian March on London, 1461." The Ricardian (December 1999).

Diana Dunn, "Margaret of Anjou, Queen Consort of Henry VI: A Reassessment of Her Role, 1445–53." In Rowena Archer, ed., Crown, Government and People in the Fifteenth Century. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995.

Diana Dunn, "The Queen at War: The Role of Margaret of Anjou in the Wars of the Roses." In Diana Dunn, ed.,
War and Society in Medieval and Early Modern Britain. Liverpool University Press, 2000.

R. A. Griffiths, The Reign of King Henry VI. Gloucestershire: Sutton, 2004 (paperback edition).

Margaret Kekewich, The Good King: René of Anjou and Fifteenth Century Europe. Palgrave Macmillan: 2008.
This biography of Margaret's father contains much useful information about Margaret.

J. L. Laynesmith, The Last Medieval Queens. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005 (paperback edition).

Helen Maurer, Margaret of Anjou: Queenship and Power in Late Medieval England. Woodbridge:
The Boydell Press, 2003.

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