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Andrew McRae
John West

in 1625. One emblem from that year figured the marriage as the entwining of the rose and the fleur-de-lis.  21 seraph’s] referring to one of the Seraphim, biblical creatures with six wings (see Isaiah 6:2).  23 Parnassus hill] in classical mythology thought to be a source of poetic inspiration.  29 Charlemagne] founder of the Carolingian Empire. Here, a figure for Charles I.  33–4] Charles II was crowned King of Scotland on 1 January 1651. 34 His grandsire’s] referring to James VI of Scotland and I of England; Charles II’s p­ aternal grandfather.  40 45 50

in Literature of the Stuart successions
Laywomen in monastic spaces
Susannah Crowder

of the Carolingian empire brought an end to direct alliances between St-Arnoul and this dynasty. Yet the community’s ties to the ‘Carolingian’ aspect of its history 164 Performing women remained vital, despite the emergence of new and competing lineages. Through women, eighth-century memorial practice had created ties among disparate, legendary founders and contemporary religious and dynastic interests; in later eras, the monks of St-Arnoul employed representations of Hildegarde and other women to form the basis of new practices that constructed narratives

in Performing women