Queenship and Power

Elizabeth I

The Voice of a Monarch

Authors: Bell, I.

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This groundbreaking book combines literary interpretation, gender analysis, and cultural, political, and diplomatic history to examine how Elizabeth I used the discourse of love to establish her political power, assert her right to marry or not, and rule the country herself either way.

About the authors

ILONA BELL is the Clarke Professor of English at Williams College, USA.

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'This is a well-researched study. Bell lucidly highlights how Elizabeth deployed her formidable rhetorical skills to negate the threat posed by her unmarried feminine state, while simultaneously asserting her sovereign authority.' Journal of British Studies

"Bell is the only scholar out there who is able to tackle the complexities of Elizabeth's written and reported spoken discourse with the full literary attention that it deserves. Once published, this pathbreaking book will show an entire generation of scholars how to integrate Elizabeth Tudor the writer into our understanding of rhetoric, poetics, and language in the Elizabethan age. The fruits of this heightened attention to the rhetoricity and literariness of Elizabeth's self-presentation are clear. Bell has the potential to change the way we think about Elizabeth's place in the histories of gender, politics, religions, diplomacy - ultimately in history itself." - John Watkins, Professor of English, University of Minnesota


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • From Princess to Prince—A Brief Life Story

    Bell, Ilona

    Pages 1-5

  • The Art of Poetry, the Art of Courtship: Elizabeth I and the Elizabethan Writing Culture

    Bell, Ilona

    Pages 7-30

  • The Pre-coronation Procession: So Prince-like a Voice

    Bell, Ilona

    Pages 31-44

  • Early Days: Parliamentary Speech (1559) and the Woodstock Epigrams

    Bell, Ilona

    Pages 45-64

  • Diplomacy and Correspondency: Elizabeth’s Reported Speech

    Bell, Ilona

    Pages 65-92

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Hardcover $115.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Elizabeth I
Book Subtitle
The Voice of a Monarch
Authors
Series Title
Queenship and Power
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Ilona Bell
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10786-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230107861
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-62105-3
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-62106-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 207
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations
Topics