This book re-evaluates the nature of Elizabethan politics and Elizabeth's queenship in late sixteenth-century England, Wales and Ireland. Natalie Mears shows that Elizabeth took an active role in policy-making and suggests that Elizabethan politics has to be perceived in terms of personal relations between the queen and her advisors rather than of the hegemony of the privy council. She challenges current perceptions of political debate at court as restricted and integrates recent research on court drama and religious ritual into the wider context of political debate.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Natalie Mears is Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Durham. She has published in the Historical Journal and History.
Table of Contents1. Elizabethan court politics and the public sphere; 2. Elizabeth I and the politics of intimacy; 3. Gender and consultation; 4. News and political debate at the Elizabethan court; 5. The circulation of news in the Elizabethan realms; 6. The Elizabethan public sphere; 7. Perceptions of Elizabeth and her queenship in public discourse; Conclusion; Select bibliography; Index.