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Queenship and Political Discourse in the Elizabethan Realms

Mears, N.



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.


Mears, N. (2005). Queenship and Political Discourse in the Elizabethan Realms. Cambridge University Press

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date 2005-12
Deposit Date Nov 4, 2008
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series Title Cambridge studies in early modern British history.
Keywords Court politics, News, Gender.
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Additional Information Extracts of this monograph appear in the Norton Critical Edition, Elizabeth I and Her Age, edited by Susan M. Felch and Donald Stump (New York: W. W. Norton, March 2008). © Cambridge University Press 2005.