The Birth of a Queen

Essays on the Quincentenary of Mary I

  • Sarah Duncan
  • Valerie Schutte

Part of the Queenship and Power book series (QAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Sarah Duncan, Valerie Schutte
    Pages 1-10
  3. From Princess to Queen

  4. Mary as Sole Queen

  5. Mary’s Image, Past and Present

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 273-291

About this book


Marking the 500th year anniversary of the birth of Queen Mary I in 1516, this book both commemorates her rule and rehabilitates and redefines her image and reign as England's first queen regnant. In this broad collection of essays, leading historians of queenship (or monarchy) explore aspects of Mary's life from birth to reign to death and cultural afterlife, giving consideration to the struggles she faced both before and after her accession, and celebrating Mary as a queen in her own right.


Mary I Tudor England Elizabeth I Phillip II Early Modern Parliament Queenship

Editors and affiliations

  • Sarah Duncan
    • 1
  • Valerie Schutte
    • 2
  1. 1.Spring Hill CollegeMobile, ALUSA
  2. 2.Independent ScholarPittsburgh, PAUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-59748-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-58728-2
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