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The Last Plantagenet Consorts: Gender, Genre, and Historiography, 1440-1627
Most modern accounts of fifteenth-century English queens understandably focus on separating what really happened from what was fabricated. What has not been considered in any detail, however, is the fabrications themselves as narratives, and as reflections of questions and anxieties that haunted their writers. By focusing on the relationship between gender and genre and th ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published June 19th 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan
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One of the things that most interested me in university is how people's reputations change over time. Think of King John and his negative (to put it mildly) portrayal during his life and throughout the Middle Ages only for his reputation to (slightly) improve as he became a useful symbol of dissent against papal pretensions for early Protestant reformers. This book focuses on Margaret of Anjou, Cecily Neville, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne Neville and Elizabeth of York in the chronicles, ballads, dr ...more