Title of material
Letter from Queen Emma to Empress Theophanu
late 10th century
Political History; Gender History
Theophanu was a Byzantine princess who married Emperor Otto II. She was a political force within his kingdom during his lifetime and became even more powerful after his death, when she ruled as regent for their son Otto III. This letter was addressed to her from her sister-in-law, Emma, who was being held hostage.
"Letter from Queen Emma to Empress Theophanu" (2020). All OER History Primary Sources. 66.