The French Queen’s Letters

Mary Tudor Brandon and the Politics of Marriage in Sixteenth-Century Europe

  • Authors
  • Erin A. Sadlack

Part of the Queenship and Power book series (QAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Erin A. Sadlack
    Pages 1-15
  3. Erin A. Sadlack
    Pages 17-47
  4. Erin A. Sadlack
    Pages 49-89
  5. Erin A. Sadlack
    Pages 91-117
  6. Erin A. Sadlack
    Pages 119-161
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 163-266

About this book


A fresh biography of Mary Tudor which challenges conventional views of her as a weeping hysteric and love-struck romantic, providing instead the portrait of a queen who drew on two sources of authority to increase the power of her position: epistolary conventions and the rhetoric of chivalry that imbued the French and English courts.


Europe rhetoric Romanticism

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-38271-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-11856-0
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