Introduction: Foreign Queens, Abusive Sovereignty, and Political Theory in the Past and the Present

@inproceedings{Logan2018IntroductionFQ,
  title={Introduction: Foreign Queens, Abusive Sovereignty, and Political Theory in the Past and the Present},
  author={S. Logan},
  year={2018}
}
  • S. Logan
  • Published 2018
  • Political Science
  • Focusing on Shakespeare’s depiction of foreign queens, this book considers how their presence, conditions, and experiences in his plays make visible the abusive potential of sovereign will above law. Each of the four main chapters focuses upon one queen—Katherine of Aragon in Henry VIII, Hermione in The Winter’s Tale, Tamora in Titus Andronicus, and Margaret in the first history tetralogy. These queens reveal tensions within early modern English politics, particularly those associated with the… CONTINUE READING