Reconsidering the Political Role of Anna of Denmark

  title={Reconsidering the Political Role of Anna of Denmark},
  author={Anna Whitelock},
This chapter re-examines the nature and significance of the political role played by Anna of Denmark, James I’s queen’s consort. Whilst traditional historiography has dismissed her activities as frivolous and politically irrelevant, Whitelock argues that Anna was a queen directly involved in court politics through her patronage of, and performance in, court masques; her role in her children’s marriage alliances; her promotion of particular causes and individuals; and her involvement in the… Expand
2 Citations