Poder y parentesco: ¿Los fundamentos de reinar? El impacto de las relaciones familiares y conyugales en los reinados de las reinas titulares de Navarra (1274-1517)

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Woodacre, Ellie (2016)
  • Publisher: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3989/aem.2016.46.1.05
  • Subject: V150 | V224 | V220

Family relationships were the\ud foundation of dynastic monarchy and\ud provided a crucial basis for the support\ud of the rule of a reigning queen, who was\ud arguably in a far more vulnerable position\ud than that of her male counterparts. This\ud article will examine the situation of the\ud queens regnant of Navarre, between 1274\ud and 1517 with particular regard to their\ud relationship with their natal and marital\ud families. It will highlight various examples\ud which demonstrate the key support\ud that reigning queens received from their\ud family members, which was especially\ud vital in times of crisis. While the paper\ud will also discuss episodes of confl ict and\ud tension within the queens’ family over the\ud succession, it will ultimately argue that\ud support from within the dynasty and from\ud her ruling partner, the king consort, played\ud a vital role in securing and maintaining\ud the rule of a reigning queen.
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    16 On Gaston's ambition, see Reglà 1951, passim.

    17 Woodacre 2013, pp. 104-105. This will also be discussed later in this article.

    18 On the reign of Blanca's father, Carlos III, see Castro 1967 or Ramírez Vaquero's more recent evaluation (2007).

    19 A formal complaint from the Buenas Villas was sent to Juana and her husband in 1294 to protest at the administration of the French governor, Hugh de Conflans; AGN Comptos, caj. 4, no. 98 dated 29 May 1294.

    20 For examples of her coinage see Poey d'Avant 1961, p. 176 and pictorial example on plate LXXI. Examples of Occitan documents which refer to Juana only can be found in García 1990, p. 203 (Original provenance AGN Irache, leg. 8, no. 230, dated April 1, 1303) and p. 166 (original provenance AHN San Juan, leg. 720-21, no. 46, dated February 7, 1299).

    21 Segura 2005, p. 266. The episode is documented in AGN Reg. 8, f. 10v. (1304).

    22 For further details on the suits of Juan Principe de Asturias and Juan d'Albret for Catalina's hand, see Woodacre 2013, pp. 136-139.

    23 For examples of contemporaries who discuss how Juan's French style of rule and behaviour jarred with the expectations of his subject see Moret 1891, vol.7, pp. 157-158 and Favyn 1612, p. 677.

    24 AGN Comptos, Caj. 166, no. 25, dated 15 December 1496 at Pau. Original text is “seguir los grandes y arduos negosios ...en este nuestro Senorio de Bearne y en los otros Senorios y tierra nuestras ...y sobrebiene se requeriria …de aquellos nuestra presencia Real”.

    25 Moret 1891, vol. 7, p. 134.

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