Medieval Queens

Facts and interesting information about the famous women who were Medieval Queens and Princesses
of England during the Middle Ages

Medieval Queens of England
The Middle Ages encompass one of the most exciting periods in English History. The names of famous Kings scatter the History books. But behind every famous King of the Middle Ages was a Medieval Queen or Princess. Who were the wives of these famous Kings? Who were the queens or princesses who married the Middle Ages Kings of England? Which Queen or Princess married men such as William the Conqueror, Richard the Lionheart, King Henry II and King Edward III? Who were the women who ruled during the Hundred Years War between England and France? What were the names of the Medieval Queens and Princesses of of the Royal Houses of Lancaster and York during the Wars of the Roses? These Queens and Princesses shared the most powerful positions with their husbands and many held extremely important influence over their sons. The English Medieval Queens and Princesses of the Middle Ages cover the periods from 1066 - 1485.

Medieval Queens and Princesses - Famous Women of the Middle Ages
Interesting information, facts & the history about the Medieval Queens and Princesses of the Middle Ages. The following list of the most famous Medieval Queens and Princesses of the Middle Ages provides access to a brief summary of their lives.

The Norman Queens of England in the Middle Ages
The Norman Queens of England in the Middle Ages started with the Norman Invasion. From 1066 -1154 - The Normans ruled the English after their victory at the Battle of Hastings when William, Duke of Normandy was crowned King of England (William I) better known as William the Conqueror. The Norman dynasty included the following Queens and Princesses of England during the Middle Ages:

  • Matilda of Flanders was the Queen of William the Conqueror
  • Good Queen Maude was the Queen consort of King Henry I (1100-1135)
  • Queen Matilda ruled in her own right ( she was the daughter of King Henry I who was replaced by her cousin King Stephen )
  • Queen Matilda of Boulogne was the Queen consort of King Stephen (1135-1154)

Matilda of Flanders
Good Queen Maude
Queen Matilda
Queen Matilda of Boulogne

The Plantagenet Queens of England in the Middle Ages
From 1154 - 1377 the Plantagenet Queens of England were Queen consorts to the English Kings. The Plantagenet Queens of England included seven Queens of England in the Middle Ages:

  • Eleanor of Aquitaine King Henry II (1154-1189)
  • Queen Berengaria of Navarre was the Queen consort of King Richard I (1189-1199)
  • Isabelle of Angouleme was the Queen consort of King John (1199-1216)
  • Eleanor of Provence was the Queen consort of King Henry III (1216-1272)
  • Eleanor of Castile was the Queen consort of King Edward I (1272-1307 )
  • Isabella of France aka the She-Wolf of France was the Queen consort of King Edward II (1307-1327)
  • Philippa of Hainault was the Queen consort of King Edward III (1327-1377)

Eleanor of Aquitaine
Queen Berengaria of Navarre
Isabelle of Angouleme
Eleanor of Provence
Eleanor of Castile
Isabella of France
Philippa of Hainault

The Royal Houses of Lancaster and York became Queens of England in the Middle Ages
From 1377 - 1485 the Royal Houses of Lancaster and York were ruled by warring Kings with their Queen consorts of England in the Middle Ages. The Lancaster and York Queens of England included seven Queens in the Middle Ages:

  • Mary de Bohun was the Queen consort of King Henry IV (1399-1413)
  • Catherine of Valois was the Queen consort of King Henry V (1413-1422)
  • Margaret of Anjou was the Queen consort of King Henry VI (1422-1461)
  • Elizabeth Woodville was the Queen consort of King Edward IV (1461-1483 )
  • Anne Neville was the Queen consort of King Richard III (1483-1485)

Mary de Bohun
Catherine of Valois
Margaret of Anjou
Elizabeth Woodville
Anne Neville

The defeat of Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth saw the emergence of a new era in English History - the Tudors starting with the man who claimed victory over Richard III - Henry Tudor who became King Henry VII on August 22, 1485.

Famous Medieval Queens & Princesses of the Middle Ages
Some interesting facts and short biography information about the History, Life & Times of Medieval Queens. Additional details, facts, history and information about the famous Medieval Queens of the Middle Ages and important events during their times can be accessed via the Middle Ages Sitemap.
 

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