Old and New Perspectives
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|Format:||Paperback, 360 pages|
|Other Information: ||6 maps, 1 graphs|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 21 June 2011|
According to both popular myth and traditional histories, Mary Tudor was a failure. Known primarily as Bloody Mary, she has usually been contrasted unfavorably with her younger sibling and heir, Elizabeth I. This negative view of Mary has most recently been perpetuated in David Starkey's TV documentaries and biography of the young Elizabeth, which present the new queen as deliberately forging a path that was quite different from that of her half-sister. The time has come for a rethink. Susan Doran and Tom Freeman have gathered an outstanding team of international historians to look at the traditional presentation of Mary and her reign, and why we should question this view. This incisive collection will appeal to students, scholars and general readers.Features: * Challenges the accepted view of Mary as a tyrant, presenting a more balanced and nuanced portrait * Based on the latest cutting-edge and controversial thinking in Early Modern history
* Traces the growth and development of the myth of 'Bloody Mary' This text will be essential reading for graduate courses on Tudor history.
Table of Contents
List of Maps and Figures Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors Abbreviations Introduction; T.Freeman PART I: OLD PERSPECTIVES A 'Sharp Rod' of Chastisement: Mary I Through Protestant Eyes During the Reign of Elizabeth I; S.Doran Her Majesty, Which is Now in Heaven: Mary Tudor and the Elizabethan Catholics; V.Houliston The Exclusion Crisis of 1553 and the Elizabethan Succession; P. Kewes 'Thus Like A Nun, Not Like a Princess Born': Dramatic Representations of Mary Tudor in the Early Years of the Seventeenth Century; T.Grant Inventing 'Bloody Mary': Perceptions of Mary Tudor from Restoration to the Twentieth Century; T.Freeman PART II: NEW PERSPECTIVES Ad Omne Virtutum Genus?: Mary Between Piety, Pedagogy and Praise in Early-Tudor Humanism; A.W.Taylor Religion and Translation at the Court of Henry VIII: Princess Mary, Katherine Parr and the Paraphrases of Erasmus; A.Pollnitz Maids and Wives: Representing Female Rule during the Reign of Mary Tudor; T.Betteridge The Religious Policy of Mary I; W.Wizeman, SJ Burning Zeal: Mary Tudor and the Marian persecution; T.Freeman Reassessing Mary Tudor: Some Concluding Points; J.Richards Appendix: List of the Marian martyrs Further Reading
About the Author
SUSAN DORAN is a Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, University of Oxford, UK. She is the author of many books and articles on the Tudor period, including Monarchy and Matrimony: The Courtships of Elizabeth I, Elizabeth I in the British Library Historic Lives series and Mary Queen of Scots: An Illustrated Life. She is the co-editor (with Thomas S. Freeman) of The Myth of Elizabeth and Tudors and Stuarts on Film (Palgrave Macmillan). THOMAS S. FREEMAN was the Research Officer for the British Academy John Foxe Project and is now affiliated with the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University. He is the co-editor (with Thomas F. Mayer) of Martyrs and Martyrdom in England, 1400-1700 and (with Susan Doran) of The Myth of Elizabeth and Tudors and Stuarts on Film. He is the co-author (with Elizabeth Evenden) of Religion and the Book in Early Modern England: The Making of Foxe's 'Book of Martyrs'.
THOMAS BETTERIDGE, Professor of Early Modern English Literature, Oxford Brookes University, UK TERESA GRANT, Associate Professor in Renaissance Theatre, University of Warwick, UK VICTOR HOULISTON, Professor of English, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa PAULINA KEWES, Tutorial Fellow in English Literature, Jesus College, University of Oxford, UK AYSHA POLLNITZ, Research Fellow, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK JUDITH RICHARDS, Research Associate of History Programme, University of La Trobe, Australia ANDREW TAYLOR, Fellow and Director of Studies in English, Churchill College, Cambridge WILLIAM WIZEMAN, SJ, One time Assistant Priest at Corpus Christi Church, New York, US
'This excellent collection of essays should do much to question assumptions and dispel prejudice, as well as making a substantial contribution to our knowledge and understanding of Mary and her reign.' -Lucy Wooding, King's College London, Recusant History
|Publisher: ||Palgrave Macmillan|
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