John Knox: Gynaecocracy, ‘The Monstrous Empire of Women’

@article{Abreu2003JohnKG,
  title={John Knox: Gynaecocracy, ‘The Monstrous Empire of Women’},
  author={M. D. de Abreu},
  journal={Reformation \& Renaissance Review},
  year={2003},
  volume={5},
  pages={166 - 187}
}
Abstract This paper aims at providing a critical reading of John Knox's views on female monarchs, based on his writings, correspondence and interviews with contemporary queens, namely Mary of Guise and her daughter, Mary Stewart, of Scotland, and Elizabeth I, of England, highlighting Knox's religious thought and the political implications of his antigynaecocratic doctrines. From Knox's reasonings with the British queens, one can to some extent perceive his putting into practice the theories of… Expand

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