The Myth Of Elizabeth

The Myth Of Elizabeth

by Susan Doran, Thomas S. Freeman
     
 

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Elizabeth I is one of England's most admired and celebrated rulers. She is also one of its most iconic. This wide-ranging interdisciplinary collection of essays examines the origins and development of the image and myths that came to surround the Virgin Queen. The essays question the prevailing assumptions about the mythic Elizabeth and challenge the view that she

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Elizabeth I is one of England's most admired and celebrated rulers. She is also one of its most iconic. This wide-ranging interdisciplinary collection of essays examines the origins and development of the image and myths that came to surround the Virgin Queen. The essays question the prevailing assumptions about the mythic Elizabeth and challenge the view that she was unanimously celebrated in the literature and portraiture of the early modern era. They explain how the most familiar myths surrounding the queen developed from the concerns of her contemporaries and continue to reverberate today. Published to mark the 400th anniversary of the queen's death, this volume will appeal to all those with an interest in the historiography of Elizabeth's reign and Elizabethan, and Jacobean, poets and dramatists.

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"This is an excellent collection. All the essays are very strong and many are by noted scholars. This book will find a wide readership."--Carole Levin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"...the book has much to recommend it. It is written with verve and panache. The broad chronological sweep throws up material that will fascinate those early modernists who rarely venture beyond the mid-seventeenth century, as well as a more general audience."--Reviews in History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333930847
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Susan Doran is Stipendiary Lecturer at Christ Church, Oxford.

Thomas S. Freeman is the Research Officer for the British Academy John Foxe Project and is affiliated with the University of Sheffield.

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