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The mirror for princesses: The fashioning of English Queenship 1553-1603

  title={The mirror for princesses: The fashioning of English Queenship 1553-1603},
  author={May-Shine Lin},
  • May-Shine Lin
  • Published 2000
  • Geography
  • This is a study about self-identity and self-fashioning within a Renaissance cultural context, focusing on the first two English queen regnants, Elizabeth I and Mary 1. In modem scholarship, discussion of the English female monarchy in the sixteenth century has centred predominantly on the reign of Elizabeth. This thesis attempts to reshape the existing understanding of Elizabeth's reign by a comparison between Elizabeth and her half-sister, Mary. The comparison draws on two distinct sources… CONTINUE READING


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