Monarchy and Matrimony: The Courtships of Elizabeth I

Monarchy and Matrimony: The Courtships of Elizabeth I

by Susan Doran
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415119693

ISBN-13: 9780415119696

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this compelling account of Elizabeth I's attempts at marriage, Susan Doran argues that the cult of the "Virgin Queen" was invented by her ministers and that Elizabeth was in reality a frustrated, would-be wife forced into celibacy by political necessity.

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In this compelling account of Elizabeth I's attempts at marriage, Susan Doran argues that the cult of the "Virgin Queen" was invented by her ministers and that Elizabeth was in reality a frustrated, would-be wife forced into celibacy by political necessity.

Product Details

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)

Table of Contents

List of plates
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Notes on sources
1Introduction1
2Early Suitors13
3The Dudley Courtship40
4The Archduke Charles Matrimonial Project 1563-773
5Henry Duke of Anjou 1570-199
6Matrimonial Diplomacy: The Alencon Match 1572-8130
7The Wooing of Francis Duke of Anjou 1579-81154
8The Underlying Debate195
9Conclusions210
Notes219
Bibliography261
Index272

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