Power of Consort – Power of Queen

Ruling practices in composite monarchy from a gender comparative perspective

the House of Luxembourg in Europe




CORE junior project C/18/SC/12706433

This project is aimed to the analysis of late medieval rulership from a gender comparative perspective on the basis of a diplomatic analysis of the charters issued by male and female sovereigns of the House of Luxembourg – beginning in 1292, with the marriage of Henry VII to Margarete duchess of Brabant, and closing the timeframe with the end of Luxembourgian hegemony in Central Europe after the death of queen Elisabeth, the only daughter of king Sigismund in 1442. The detailed analysis of this aspect will contribute to historical knowledge of legitimacy seeking processes, decision making and participation in power.


King Albert II and Elisabeth of Luxembourg, Klosterneuburg, source wiki commons