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Queenship and Power

Mary I

Gender, Power, and Ceremony in the Reign of England’s First Queen

Authors: Duncan, S.

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About this book

This book explores the gender politics of the reign of Mary I of England from her coronation to her funeral and examines the ways in which the queen and her supporters used language, royal ceremonies, and images to bolster her right to rule and define her image as queen.

About the authors

Sarah Duncan is an assistant professor of History at Spring Hill College. She holds a PhD from Yale University. Her essays on queenship in the reigns of Mary I and Elizabeth I of England have appeared in Explorations in Renaissance Culture, Queens and Power in Medieval and Early Modern England, Elizabeth I and the Sovereign Arts : Essays in Literature, History, and Culture.

Reviews

"Duncan's book is an interesting read that is accessible to historian form the undergraduate level to the professor. Her book contributes great to Marian studies and the history of queenship and women in power int he early modern period." (American Historical Review)

"This is a crisply argued contribution to the debate over Mary I that adds usefully to our appreciation of her long misunderstood reign." (Renaissance Quarterly)


“Duncan does not argue that Mary's reign was 'successfull,' but rather makes a strong case for a more favorable assessment of Mary's political abilities than she has been granted in the past while showing how certain circumstances beyond her control worked against her.” (Tracy Adams, Associate Professor, University of Auckland, New Zealand)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Duncan, Sarah

    Pages 1-10

  • The Succession of a Queen

    Duncan, Sarah

    Pages 11-20

  • The Coronation of a Queen

    Duncan, Sarah

    Pages 21-36

  • The Queen’s Two Bodies: Female Sovereignty and the Anglo-Spanish Marriage Negotiations

    Duncan, Sarah

    Pages 37-59

  • The Marriage of a Queen: Mary’s Consort, Philip of Spain, and the Royal Marriage Ceremony

    Duncan, Sarah

    Pages 61-88

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Hardcover $110.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-34104-3
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Softcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-34384-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mary I
Book Subtitle
Gender, Power, and Ceremony in the Reign of England’s First Queen
Authors
Series Title
Queenship and Power
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-04790-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137047908
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-34104-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34384-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 288
Topics