Monarchy and Matrimony: The Courtships of Elizabeth I

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415119696
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Pages: 296
  • 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
1 Introduction 1
2 Early Suitors 13
3 The Dudley Courtship 40
4 The Archduke Charles Matrimonial Project 1563-7 73
5 Henry Duke of Anjou 1570-1 99
6 Matrimonial Diplomacy: The Alencon Match 1572-8 130
7 The Wooing of Francis Duke of Anjou 1579-81 154
8 The Underlying Debate 195
9 Conclusions 210
Notes 219
Bibliography 261
Index 272
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