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“Woman, Warrior, Queen?” Rethinking Mary and Elizabeth
“Early modern culture was deeply imbued with warrior values.”1 Monarchs were ordained to protect their people with strength and justice and this was seen to be dependent on military might. The greatExpand
Mary Tudor: England's First Queen
Mary Tudor was the first woman to be crowned Queen of England. Her accession, in the summer of 1553, took place against the odds and it was, in many ways, emblematic of her life. Anna Whitelock'sExpand
This article reconsiders Mary Tudor's victory in the succession crisis of July 1553. It challenges the traditional interpretation which accounts for Mary's unexpected triumph as the result of aExpand
A Woman in a Man's World: Mary I and political intimacy, 1553–1558
Mary I (1553–58) was England's first crowned queen regnant. This article examines how Mary exercised her power, drawing male figures into a sphere of political intimacy that defied the establishedExpand
Tudor queenship: the reigns of Mary and Elizabeth
Between 1553 and 1603 England found itself in the unprecedented situation of being ruled by two queens, Mary (1553–1558) and her sister Elizabeth (1558–1603). This book brings together a selection ofExpand
Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen
Introduction: “Partners both in throne and grave”
Mary and Elizabeth, England’s first crowned queens, share the same tomb in Westminster Abbey. In 1606, James I dug up Elizabeth’s body from its place in the tomb of Henry VII and his queen, ElizabethExpand
“A queen, and by the same title, a king also”: Mary I: Queen-in-Parliament
In the proclamation announcing her accession, Mary assured her subjects that she was the rightful heir of the ‘crown imperial’ and they would find her their ‘benign and gracious sovereign lady, asExpand
Elizabeth's Bedfellows: An Intimate History of the Queen's Court
Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At the heart of the new queen's court lay Elizabeth's bedchamber, closely guarded by the favoured women whoExpand