Monarchy and Matrimony: The Courtships of Elizabeth I

Monarchy and Matrimony: The Courtships of Elizabeth I

by Susan Doran
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415119693

ISBN-13: 9780415119696

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Monarchy and Matrimony is the first comprehensive study of Elizabeth I's courtships. Susan Doran argues that the cult of the 'Virgin Queen' was invented by her ministers, and that Elizabeth was forced into celibacy by political necessity.
Doran's detailed examination of the different suits is based on extensive archival research across Europe. Rather

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Monarchy and Matrimony is the first comprehensive study of Elizabeth I's courtships. Susan Doran argues that the cult of the 'Virgin Queen' was invented by her ministers, and that Elizabeth was forced into celibacy by political necessity.
Doran's detailed examination of the different suits is based on extensive archival research across Europe. Rather than focusing on Elizabeth's personality and image, she views the question within a wider political and religious context. She shows how the question of Elizabeth's marriage was divisive for England, affecting both political life and international relations, and provoking popular propaganda in the form of plays, poetry and paintings.

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ISBN-13:
9780415119696
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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