Jeanne d'Albret

Letters from the Queen of Navarre with an Ample Declaration

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Jeanne d'Albret
Kathleen M. Llewellyn, Emily E. Thompson, Colette H. Winn
Medieval & Renaissance Text Studies
  • Tempe, AZ: 
    ACMRS Publications
    , February
     116 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


This edition presents in English, for the first time, Jeanne d’Albret’s Letters to the king, his mother, his brother, her own brother-in-law, and the queen of England, together with her Ample Declaration (1568) defending her decampment to the Protestant stronghold of La Rochelle. A historical-biographical introduction situates these writings in the larger context of Reformation politics and examines in detail the specific literary characteristics of her memoir. In her works, Jeanne d’Albret asserts her own position as legal sovereign of Béarn and Navarre and situates herself at the nexus of overlapping political, religious, and familial tensions.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Kathleen M. Llewellyn is Professor of French and International Studies at Saint Louis University.

Emily E. Thompson is Professor of French at Webster University.

Colette H. Winn (Ph.D University of Missouri-Columbia) is Professor of French at Washington University.


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