Scholars and Poets Talk about Queens

  • Carole Levin
  • Christine Stewart-Nuñez

Part of the Queenship and Power book series (QAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction: Talking about Scholars and Poets Talk about Queens

  3. Hecuba

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Marguerite A. Tassi
      Pages 25-28
    3. Darla Biel
      Pages 29-29
  4. Cleopatra

  5. Boudicca

  6. The Empress Matilda

  7. Queen Margaret

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Regina Buccola
      Pages 133-133
  8. Catherine of Aragon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Theresa Earenfight
      Pages 137-157
    3. Christine Stewart-Nuñez
      Pages 159-159
    4. Christine Stewart-Nuñez
      Pages 161-161
  9. Mary Stuart

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Mary Ruth Donnelly
      Pages 181-182
  10. Elizabeth I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Amber Harris Leichner
      Pages 225-226
    3. Amber Harris Leichner
      Pages 227-228
    4. Regina Buccola
      Pages 229-229
  11. Grace O’Malley

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
  12. Gifts and Poison, Whispers and Letters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Jo Eldridge Carney
      Pages 269-284
    3. Megan Gannon
      Pages 285-285
    4. Grace Bauer
      Pages 287-289
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 291-299

About this book


Scholars and Poets Talk About Queens is a lively and erudite collection, unusual in an especially appealing way. This collection of essays shows how queens were represented in the Middle Ages and Renaissance through primary accounts, chronicles, and literary representations. The book also contains modern poetry and short plays about these same queens, allowing readers to understand and appreciate them both intellectually and emotionally. Contributors study a wide range of queens including such famous and fascinating women as Queen Elizabeth I, Cleopatra, Hecuba, the Empress Matilda, Mary Stuart, Margaret of Anjou, Catherine of Aragon, and the pirate queen Grace O'Malley. By pairing scholarly essays with contemporary poems about them, the collection demonstrates the continued relevance and immediacy of these powerful and fascinating women.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Carole Levin
    • 1
  • Christine Stewart-Nuñez
    • 2
  1. 1.University of NebraskaUSA
  2. 2.South Dakota State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-60132-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-53490-3
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