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Godly Queens: The Royal Iconographies of Mary and Elizabeth

  • Paulina Kewes
Part of the Queenship and Power book series (QAP)

Abstract

Mary and Elizabeth Tudor are routinely cast in opposition to one another. Unlike Elizabeth, the supreme icon of Protestantism and Englishness, the Catholic Mary is judged to have failed to capture the hearts and minds of her subjects or to win for herself a reputation as a powerful godly queen. She was hopeless, we are told, at self-promotion and her government backward in exploiting the resources of spectacle and print. But is that how things looked at Elizabeth’s accession?

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Political Culture Henry VIII Roman Catholic Priest Natural Imagery Prose Commentary 
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