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Mary I and the Art of Book Dedications
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Valerie Schutte
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-29 - Publisher: Springer

In this revisionist approach to book history and Marian studies Valerie Schutte argues that manuscript and printed book dedications reveal contemporary perceptions of statecraft, religion, and gender. She offers the first comprehensive catalogue of all book and manuscript dedications to Mary and all books known to have been in Mary's
The Palgrave Handbook of Shakespeare's Queens
Language: en
Pages: 530
Authors: Kavita Mudan Finn, Valerie Schutte
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-20 - Publisher: Springer

Of Shakespeare’s thirty-seven plays, fifteen include queens. This collection gives these characters their due as powerful early modern women and agents of change, bringing together new perspectives from scholars of literature, history, theater, and the fine arts. Essays span Shakespeare’s career and cover a range of famous and lesser-known queens,
Unexpected Heirs in Early Modern Europe
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Valerie Schutte
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-24 - Publisher: Springer

There were many surprising accessions in the early modern period, including Mary I of England, Henry III of France, Anne Stuart, and others, but this is the first book dedicated solely to evaluating their lives and the repercussions of their reigns. By comparing a variety of such unexpected heirs, this
Loyalty to the Monarchy in Late Medieval and Early Modern Britain, c.1400-1688
Language: en
Pages: 302
Authors: Matthew Ward, Matthew Hefferan
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-30 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book explores the place of loyalty in the relationship between the monarchy and their subjects in late medieval and early modern Britain. It focuses on a period in which political and religious upheaval tested the bonds of loyalty between ruler and ruled. The era also witnessed changes in how
Elizabeth of York and Her Six Daughters-in-Law
Language: en
Pages: 291
Authors: Retha M. Warnicke
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-05 - Publisher: Springer

This study of early modern queenship compares the reign of Henry VII’s queen, Elizabeth of York, and those of her daughters-in-law, the six queens of Henry VIII. It defines the traditional expectations for effective Tudor queens—particularly the queen’s critical function of producing an heir—and evaluates them within that framework, before