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Queenship and Political Discourse in the Elizabethan Realms

Author: Natalie Mears

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521819220

Category: History

Page: 311

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An important re-evaluation of Elizabethan politics and Elizabeth's queenship in sixteenth-century England, Wales and Ireland.

Queenship and Counsel in Early Modern Europe

Author: Helen Matheson-Pollock,Joanne Paul,Catherine Fletcher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331976974X

Category: History

Page: 284

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The discourse of political counsel in early modern Europe depended on the participation of men, as both counsellors and counselled. Women were often thought too irrational or imprudent to give or receive political advice—but they did in unprecedented numbers, as this volume shows. These essays trace the relationship between queenship and counsel through over three hundred years of history. Case studies span Europe, from Sweden and Poland-Lithuania via the Habsburg territories to England and France, and feature queens regnant, consort and regent, including Elizabeth I of England, Catherine Jagiellon of Sweden, Catherine de’ Medici and Anna of Denmark. They draw on a variety of innovative sources to recover evidence of queenly counsel, from treatises and letters to poetry, masques and architecture. For scholars of history, politics and literature in early modern Europe, this book enriches our understanding of royal women as political actors.

The Catholic Imaginary and the Cults of Elizabeth, 1558–1582

Author: Stephen Hamrick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351893327

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

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Stephen Hamrick demonstrates how poets writing in the first part of Elizabeth I's reign proved instrumental in transferring Catholic worldviews and paradigms to the cults and early anti-cults of Elizabeth. Stephen Hamrick provides a detailed analysis of poets who used Petrarchan poetry to transform many forms of Catholic piety, ranging from confession and transubstantiation to sacred scriptures and liturgical singing, into a multivocal discourse used to fashion, refashion, and contest strategic political, religious, and courtly identities for the Queen and for other Court patrons. These poets, writers previously overlooked in many studies of Tudor culture, include Barnabe Googe, George Gascoigne, and Thomas Watson. Stephen Hamrick here shows that the nature of the religious reformations in Tudor England provided the necessary contexts required for Petrarchanism to achieve its cultural centrality and artistic complexity. This study makes a strong contribution to our understanding of the complex interaction among Catholicism, Petrachanism, and the second English Reformation.

Persuasion and Conversion

Essays on Religion, Politics, and the Public Sphere in Early Modern England

Author: W.J.T. Kirby

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004253653

Category: History

Page: 240

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A popular ‘culture of persuasion’ fostered by the Reformation promoted a displacement of late-medieval ‘sacramental culture’ through argument, textual interpretation, exhortation, reasoned opinion, and moral advice in both pulpit and press. This collection of essays addresses the dynamic interaction of religion and politics in the emerging ‘public sphere'.

Elizabeth I and Her Circle

Author: Susan Doran

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191033561

Category: History

Page: 416

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This is the story of Elizabeth I's inner circle and the crucial human relationships which lay at the heart of her personal and political life. Using a wide range of original sources - including private letters, portraits, verse, drama, and state papers - Susan Doran provides a vivid and often dramatic account of political life in Elizabethan England and the queen at its centre, offering a deeper insight into Elizabeth's emotional and political conduct - and challenging many of the popular myths that have grown up around her. It is a story replete with fascinating questions. What was the true nature of Elizabeth's relationship with her father, Henry VIII, especially after his execution of her mother? How close was she to her half-brother Edward VI - and were relations with her half-sister Mary really as poisonous as is popularly assumed? And what of her relationship with her Stewart cousins, most famously with Mary Queen of Scots, executed on Elizabeth's orders in 1587, but also with Mary's son James VI of Scotland, later to succeed Elizabeth as her chosen successor? Elizabeth's relations with her family were crucial, but just as crucial were her relations with her courtiers and her councillors. Here again, the story raises a host of fascinating questions. Was the queen really sexually jealous of her maids of honour? Did physically attractive male favourties dominate her court? What does her long and intimate relationship with the Earl of Leicester reveal about her character, personality, and attitude to marriage? What can the fall of Essex tell us about Elizabeth's political management in the final years of her reign? And what was the true nature of her personal and political relationship with influential and long-serving councillors such as the Cecils and Sir Francis Walsingham? And how did courtiers and councillors deal with their demanding royal mistress?

Tudor Queenship

The Reigns of Mary and Elizabeth

Author: A. Hunt,A. Whitelock

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230111955

Category: History

Page: 265

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This book brings together a selection of recent, cutting-edge research which, for the first time, challenges commonplace arguments about Mary and Elizabeth's relative successes or failures in order to rethink Tudor queenship.

The Honorable Burden of Public Office

English Humanists and Tudor Politics in the Sixteenth Century

Author: J. M. Anderson

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433109577

Category: History

Page: 278

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"For some time scholars have posited the importance of a humanist education to those 'trained to rule' in early-modern Britain. With these rich, thoughtful case studies of John Cheke, Walter Haddon, Thomas Wilson, Thomas Smith, Nicholas Bacon, and William Cecil, J.M. Anderson has made the tangible connections between what these 'civic' humanists read, learned, and taught and their activities as political actors in early-modern England. In doing so, Anderson offers a valuable analysis of Tudor political culture from Henry VIII through Elizabeth I that should interest historians of the period and specialists in political thought and cultural studies."-John Crainsie, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society --

Sir Walter Raleigh

In Life and Legend

Author: Mark Nicholls,Penry Williams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441131825

Category: History

Page: 400

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A new biography of one of the key figures in British history focusing on both his writing and legacy.

Elizabeth's Bedfellows

An Intimate History of the Queen's Court

Author: Anna Whitelock

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408833638

Category: History

Page: 480

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Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At the heart of the new queen's court lay Elizabeth's bedchamber, closely guarded by the favoured women who helped her dress, looked after her jewels and shared her bed. Elizabeth's private life was of public, political concern. Her bedfellows were witnesses to the face and body beneath the make-up and elaborate clothes, as well as to rumoured illicit dalliances with such figures as Robert Dudley. Their presence was for security as well as propriety, as the kingdom was haunted by fears of assassination plots and other Catholic subterfuge. For such was the significance of the queen's body: it represented the very state itself. This riveting, revealing history of the politics of intimacy uncovers the feminized world of the Elizabethan court. Between the scandal and intrigue the women who attended the queen were the guardians of the truth about her health, chastity and fertility. Their stories offer extraordinary insight into the daily life of the Elizabethans, the fragility of royal favour and the price of disloyalty.

Leadership and Elizabethan Culture

Author: P. Kaufman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137340290

Category: History

Page: 237

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Leadership an Elizabethan Culture studies the challenges confronted by government and church leaders (local and central), the counsel given them, the consequences of their decisions, and the views of leadership circulating in late Tudor literature and drama.

Political Culture in the Reign of Elizabeth I

Queen and Commonwealth 1558–1585

Author: A. N. McLaren

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139426343

Category: History

Page: N.A

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In this major contribution to Ideas in Context Anne McLaren explores the consequences for English political culture when, with the accession of Elizabeth I, imperial 'kingship' came to be invested in the person of a female ruler. She looks at how Elizabeth managed to be queen, in the face of considerable male opposition, and demonstrates how that opposition was enacted. Dr McLaren argues that during Elizabeth's reign men were able to accept the rule of a woman partly by inventing a new definition of 'citizen', one that made it an exclusively male identity, and she emphasizes the continuities between Elizabeth's reign and the outbreak of the English civil wars in the seventeenth century. A significant work of cultural history informed by political thought, Political Culture in the Reign of Elizabeth I offers a wholesale reinterpretation of the political dynamics of the reign of Queen Elizabeth.

The Language of Liberty 1660-1832

Political Discourse and Social Dynamics in the Anglo-American World, 1660-1832

Author: J. C. D. Clark

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521449571

Category: History

Page: 404

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This book creates a new framework for the political and intellectual relations between Britain and America in a momentous period that witnessed the formation of modern states on both sides of the Atlantic and the extinction of an Anglican, aristocratic and monarchical order. It stands as part of a project aimed at revising the map of early modern English-speaking societies, which includes Dr. Clark's previous books English Society, 1688SH1832 (1985) and Revolution and Rebellion (1986). This important revisionary study will be essential reading for historians, social scientists and students of literature of the period.

The Cambridge Apostles, 1820-1914

Liberalism, Imagination, and Friendship in British Intellectual and Professional Life

Author: W. C. Lubenow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521572132

Category: Education

Page: 458

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This book offers a highly engaging history of the world's most famous secret society, the Cambridge 'Apostles', based upon the lives, careers and correspondence of the 255 Apostles elected to the Cambridge Conversazione Society between 1820 and 1914. It examines the way in which the Apostles recruited their membership, the Society's discussions and its intellectual preoccupations. From its pages emerge such figures as F. D. Maurice, John Sterling, John Mitchell Kemble, Richard Trench, Fenton Hort, James Clerk Maxwell, Henry Sidgwick, Lytton Strachey, E. M. Forster, and John Maynard Keynes. The careers of these and many other leading Apostles are traced, through parliament, government, letters, and in public school and university reform. The book also makes an important contribution in discussing the role of liberalism, imagination and friendship at the intersection of the life of learning and public life. This is a major contribution to the intellectual and social history of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and to the history of the University of Cambridge. It demonstrates in impressive depth just how and why the Apostles forged original themes in modern intellectual life.

The Life of Elizabeth I

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307834603

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Perhaps the most influential sovereign England has ever known, Queen Elizabeth I remained an extremely private person throughout her reign, keeping her own counsel and sharing secrets with no one--not even her closest, most trusted advisers. Now, in this brilliantly researched, fascinating new book, acclaimed biographer Alison Weir shares provocative new interpretations and fresh insights on this enigmatic figure. Against a lavish backdrop of pageantry and passion, intrigue and war, Weir dispels the myths surrounding Elizabeth I and examines the contradictions of her character. Elizabeth I loved the Earl of Leicester, but did she conspire to murder his wife? She called herself the Virgin Queen, but how chaste was she through dozens of liaisons? She never married—was her choice to remain single tied to the chilling fate of her mother, Anne Boleyn? An enthralling epic that is also an amazingly intimate portrait, The Life of Elizabeth I is a mesmerizing, stunning reading experience. From the Trade Paperback edition.

King James VI and I and the Reunion of Christendom

Author: W. B. Patterson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521793858

Category: History

Page: 430

View: 8110

Paperback edition of a prize-winning account of the reign of King James VI and I.

Authority and Gender in Medieval and Renaissance Chronicles

Author: Juliana Dresvina,Nicholas Sparks

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443844284

Category: Art

Page: 495

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This volume is an attempt to discuss the ways in which themes of authority and gender can be traced in the writing of chronicles and chronicle-like writings from the early Middle Ages to the Renaissance. With major contributions by fourteen authors, each of them specialists in the field, this study spans full across the compass of medieval and early modern Europe, from England and Scandinavia, to Byzantium and the Crusader Kingdoms; embraces a variety of media and methods; and touches evidence from diverse branches of learning such as language and literature, history and art, to name just a few. This is an important collection which will be of the highest utility for students and scholars of language, literature, and history for many years to come.

The Polarisation of Elizabethan Politics

The Political Career of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, 1585-1597

Author: Paul E. J. Hammer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521434850

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 446

View: 9394

A revisionist 1999 account of the career of Elizabeth I's 'favourite', the 2nd Earl of Essex.

Worship and the Parish Church in Early Modern Britain

Author: Alec Ryrie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134785771

Category: History

Page: 272

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The Parish Church was the primary site of religious practice throughout the early modern period. This was particularly so for the silent majority of the English population, who conformed outwardly to the successive religious upheavals of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. What such public conformity might have meant has attracted less attention - and, ironically, is sometimes less well documented - than the non-conformity or semi-conformity of recusants, church-papists, Puritan conventiclers or separatists. In this volume, ten leading scholars of early modern religion explore the experience of parish worship in England during the Reformation and the century that followed it. As the contributors argue, parish worship in this period was of critical theological, cultural and even political importance. The volume's key themes are the interlocking importance of liturgy, music, the sermon and the parishioners' own bodies; the ways in which religious change was received, initiated, negotiated, embraced or subverted in local contexts; and the dialectic between practice and belief which helped to make both so contentious. The contributors - historians, historical theologians and literary scholars - through their commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, provide fruitful and revealing insights into this intersection of private and public worship. This collection is a sister volume to Martin and Ryrie (eds), Private and Domestic Devotion in Early Modern Britain. Together these two volumes focus and drive forward scholarship on the lived experience of early modern religion, as it was practised in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

The Rituals and Rhetoric of Queenship

Medieval to Early Modern

Author: Liz Oakley-Brown,Louise J. Wilkinson

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: 9781846821783

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 287

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"The Rituals and Rhetoric of Queenship: Medieval to Early Modern explores the ways in which, whether a consort or a ruler in her own right, the late medieval and early modern queen was a pivotal, and often controversial, figure. By examining the historical character of the queen as represented in letters, chronicles and documents of state, as well as her fashioning (and re-fashioning) in a range of literary works and visual media, the essays in this collection interrogate the role of the female monarch, primarily within the British Isles, both as a symbol of harmony and dynastic stability and as a potential focus for political factionalism, disunity and discontent. The authors offer new perspectives on the agency and cultural influence of queens consort (Isabella of England, Philippa of Lancaster, Elizabeth Woodville, Elizabeth of York and Anne Boleyn) and queens regnant (Mary I, Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots), as well as critical commentaries on queens within contemporary drama (for example, Shakespeare's Tamora, queen of the Goths)."--Publisher's description.

The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women


Author: John Knox



Category: Queens

Page: 62

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