Queenship and Power

Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe

Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette

Authors: Harris, Carolyn

  • Examines how Marie Antoinette and Henrietta Maria navigated their roles as wives, mothers, household managers, and public figures

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Queen Marie Antoinette, wife of King Louis XVI of France and Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of King Charles I of England were two of the most notorious queens in European history. They both faced accusations that they had transgressed social, gender and regional norms, and attempted to defend themselves against negative reactions to their behavior. Each queen engaged with the debates of her time concerning the place of women within their families, religion, politics, the public sphere and court culture and attempted to counter criticism of her foreign origins and political influence. The impeachment of Henrietta Maria in 1643 and trial and execution of Marie Antoinette in 1793 were also trials of monarchical government that shaped the English Civil Wars and French Revolution.

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Carolyn Harris is an instructor in history at the University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies, Canada. She received her PhD in European history at Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada in 2012. Harris is the author of Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada. Carolyn Harris won the 2016 award for the best book published in 2015-2016 on the history of monarchy. This award is given by the Royal Studies Network.

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“Harris’s Queenship and Revolution does offer is an excellent example of careful archival scholarship and thoughtful gender analysis. … Harris’s Queenship and Revolution is a valuable addition to the ongoing scholarly conversation about queenship … .” (Sharon Jansen, Canadian Journal of History, Vol. 52 (1), 2017)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe
Book Subtitle
Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette
Authors
Series Title
Queenship and Power
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49168-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137491688
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49772-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-57026-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 273
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