Queenship and Power

Elizabeth of York and Her Six Daughters-in-Law

Fashioning Tudor Queenship, 1485–1547

Authors: Warnicke, Retha M.

  • ​Provides valuable context for the historical evaluation of Tudor consorts 
  • Examines the economic, political and diplomatic impact of the Tudor queens on the royal court and the realm's stability
  • Appeals to early modern scholars as well as non-specialists interested in Tudor studies
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About this book

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 moving to consider their other contributions to the well-being of the court. This fresh comparative approach emphasizes spheres of influence rather than chronology, finding surprising juxtapositions between the various queens’ experiences as mothers, diplomats, participants in secular and religious rituals, domestic managers, and more. More than a series of biographies of individual queens, Elizabeth of York and Her Six Daughters-in-Law is a careful, illuminating examination of the nature of Tudor queenship. 

About the authors

Retha M. Warnicke is Professor of History at Arizona State University, USA. She is the author of several books on women:  Women of the English Renaissance and Reformation (1983); The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn: Family Politics at the Court of Henry VIII (1989); The Marrying of Anne of Cleves: Royal Protocol in Tudor England (2000); and Wicked Women of Tudor England: Queens, Aristocrats, and Commoners (Palgrave, 2012).

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“This novel study of Tudor queenship combines the author’s widely known meticulous research with an innovative comparative approach. Rather than a typical chronological narrative, Warnicke positions various Tudor queens with and against each other as their unique experiences warrant, and these juxtapositions yield one rich reading after another.” (Jo Carney, Professor of English, The College of New Jersey, USA)

“This important study, the first to analyze all seven Tudor queen consorts, examines their private and public lives while assessing their duties, power, and influence. Warnicke not only illuminates the role of the queen consort through time and across reigns but underscores the consort’s importance and centrality to court and country in Tudor England. This is an invaluable resource for any student or scholar of queenship and Tudor history.” (Sarah Duncan, Associate Professor of History, Spring Hill College, USA)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Elizabeth of York and Her Six Daughters-in-Law
Book Subtitle
Fashioning Tudor Queenship, 1485–1547
Authors
Series Title
Queenship and Power
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56381-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56381-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56380-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 291
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