Mary I Gender, Power, and Ceremony in the Reign of England's First Queen (Hardcover)
|Author: Sarah Duncan|
From the Publisher:
Mary I: Gender, Power, and Ceremony in the Reign of England's First Queenexplores the gender politics of the reign of Mary I of England from her coronation to her funeral and examines the ways in which the queen and her supporters used language, royal ceremonies, and images to bolster her right to rule and define her image as queen. By detailing the ways that Mary's powers were defined as the first queen ruling in her own right, and as a married ruler with Philip of Spain as king consort, this study provides a deeper appreciation of Mary's capabilities as an early modern queen and the importance of her precedent.