The Man behind the Queen

Male Consorts in History

  • Charles Beem
  • Miles Taylor

Part of the Queenship and Power book series (QAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Charles Beem, Miles Taylor
    Pages 1-9
  3. Elena Crislyn Woodacre
    Pages 11-31
  4. David Abulafia
    Pages 33-53
  5. Karina Urbach
    Pages 145-155
  6. Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska
    Pages 223-239
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 261-264

About this book


From the 14th-century king consorts of Navarre to the modern European prince consorts of the 20th century, the male consort has been a peculiar yet recurrent historical figure. In this impressively broad collection, leading historians of monarchy analyze how male partners of female rulers have negotiated their unique roles throughout history.


20. Jahrhundert 20th century England Europe history kingdom monarchy Russia

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles Beem
    • 1
  • Miles Taylor
    • 2
  1. 1.University of North CarolinaPembrokeUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Historical ResearchUniversity of LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-49642-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-44835-4
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