Representations of Relations on the Political Stage within the Fitzalan/Lumley Household

  • Marion Wynne-Davies
Part of the Early Modern Literature in History book series (EMLH)


On 13 April 1603, James I visited Lumley Castle, near Newcastle-Upon- Tyne, and while there was shown John Lumley’s extensive portrait collection, each picture being accompanied by a discursive genealogical treatise on the figure portrayed. James, never a patient man in such circumstances, is said to have commented dryly:

I did na ken Adam’s name was Lumley.


British Library Early Modern Period Woman Writer Henry VIII Familial Context 
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© Marion Wynne-Davies 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marion Wynne-Davies
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  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of SurreyUK

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