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Wicked Women Of Tudor England

Author : R. Warnicke
ISBN : 9780230391932
Genre : History
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This fascinating study delves into the lives of six Tudor women celebrated for their reputed wickedness. Collected here are accounts of Anne Boleyn, Katherine Howard, Anne Seymour, Lettice Dudley, and Jane and Alice More. Warnicke rescues these women from historical misrepresentations and helps us to rediscover the complex world of Tudor society.
Category: History

The Lives Of Tudor Women

Author : Elizabeth Norton
ISBN : 9781784081744
Genre : History
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The turbulent Tudor age never fails to capture the imagination. But what was it actually like to be a woman during this period? This was a time when death in infancy or during childbirth was rife;when marriage was usually a legal contract, not a matter for love, and the education of women was minimal at best. Yet the Tudor century was also dominated by powerful and characterful women in a way that no era had been before. Elizabeth Norton explores the seven ages of the Tudor woman, from childhood to old age, through the diverging examples of women such as Elizabeth Tudor, Henry VIII's sister who died in infancy;Cecily Burbage, Elizabeth's wet nurse;Mary Howard, widowed but influential at court;Elizabeth Boleyn, mother of a controversial queen;and Elizabeth Barton, a peasant girl who would be lauded as a prophetess. Their stories are interwoven with studies of topics ranging from Tudor toys to contraception to witchcraft, painting a portrait of the lives of queens and serving maids, nuns and harlots, widows and chaperones.
Category: History

Elizabeth Of York And Her Six Daughters In Law

Author : Retha M. Warnicke
ISBN : 9783319563817
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

Gender Family And Politics

Author : Nicola Clark
ISBN : 9780191087660
Genre : History
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Gender, Family, and Politics is the first full-length, gender-inclusive study of the Howard family, one of the pre-eminent families of early-modern Britain. Most of the existing scholarship on this aristocratic dynasty's political operation during the first half of the sixteenth-century centres on the male family members, and studies of the women of the early-modern period tends to focus on class or geographical location. Nicola Clark, however, places women and the question of kinship in centre-stage, arguing that this is necessary to understand the complexity of the early modern dynasty. A nuanced understanding of women's agency, dynastic identity, and politics allows us to more fully understand the political, social, religious, and cultural history of early-modern Britain.
Category: History

Katherine Howard

Author : Conor Byrne
ISBN : 9780750991582
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Over the years Katherine Howard, Henry VIII’s fifth wife, has been slandered as a ‘juvenile delinquent’, ‘empty-headed wanton’ and ‘natural born tart’, who engaged in promiscuous liaisons prior to her marriage and committed adultery after. Though she was bright, charming and beautiful, her actions in a climate of distrust and fear of female sexuality led to her ruin in 1542 after less than two years as queen. In this in-depth biography, Conor Byrne uses the results of six years of research to challenge these assumptions, arguing that Katherine’s notorious reputation is unfounded and redeeming her as Henry VIII’s most defamed queen. He offers new insights into her activities and behaviour as consort, as well as the nature of her relationships with Manox, Dereham and Culpeper, looking at her representations in media and how they have skewed popular opinion. Who was the real Katherine Howard and has society been wrong to judge her so harshly for the past 500 years?
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Tudor England Observed

Author : Barrett L. Beer
ISBN : UOM:39015042766314
Genre : Great Britain
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John Stow was born in London in 1525. A moderate Protestant of the first generation, he lived through the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and Elizabeth I and witnessed the coronation of the first Stuart monarch, James I. Stow's great achievement and legacy to us were his two books, Annales of England (1605) and, most famously, A Survey of London (1895). Looking at sixteenth-century England through the eyes of this literate, inquisitive and knowledgeable citizen of London, Barrett Beer presents us with a view of England quite different from traditional received interpretations. Drawing on Stow's uniquely common touch - no other contemporary chronicler stood so close to ordinary men and women - Beer reconstructs the popular perception of current affairs and history, affording us an unprecedented synthesis of Tudor history, thought and attitudes and allowing us a more informed insight into all aspects of sixteenth-century life.
Category: Great Britain


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ISBN : NWU:35556035785930
Genre : English literature
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Ashgate Critical Essays On Women Writers In England 1550 1700 Early Tudor Women Writers

Author : Mary Ellen Lamb
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131248523
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume includes leading scholarship on five writers active in the first half of the sixteenth century: Margaret More Roper, Katherine Parr, Anne Askew, Mildred Cooke Cecil and Anne Cooke Bacon. The essays represent a range of theoretical approaches and provide valuable insights into the religious, social, economic and political contexts essential for understanding these writers' texts. The introduction surveys the development of the field as an interdisciplinary project involving literature, history, classics, religion and cultural studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Art Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015013793289
Genre : Art
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ISBN : NWU:35556038936209
Genre : History
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Category: History

Power And Politics In Tudor England

Author : G. W. Bernard
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025231866
Genre : History
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Characterised by an interest in the nature and expression of power, this collection of essays by George Bernard combines a number of previously published pieces with original studies. Chapters range from detailed studies of aspects of the political and religious history of the reign of Henry VIII to more general accounts of early-modern architecture, the development of the Church of England, and a polemical attack upon 'postmodern' historiography. The role of the nobility is a major theme. Emphasis is given to their social, economic, political and ideological power and the ways in which they exercised it in support of the monarchy. In-depth examinations of the falls of Anne Boleyn and Cardinal Wolsey and the relationship of the King and ministers challenge widespread views concerning the significance of factionalism. Analyses of such key events indicate that Henry VIII was very much in charge. Likely to provoke considerable debate, this stimulating collection is an important contribution to Tudor history.
Category: History

Mary Tudor The Twins

Author : Victor Hugo
ISBN : CORNELL:31924014254761
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