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Author Mudan Finn, Kavita, 1983-

Title The last Plantagenet consorts gender, genre, and historiography, 1440-1627 / Kavita Mudan Finn
Edition First edition
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 267 pages)
Series Queenship and power
Contents Narrating Queens in the Fifteenth Century -- 'By Meane of a Woman': Changing the Subject in Polydore Vergil's Anglica Historia and Sir Thomas More's History of King Richard the Third -- 'The point of a very woman': Gendering Destabilization in Edward Hall's Union and Raphael Holinshed's Chronicle -- Queens in the Margins: Allegorizing Anxiety in A Mirror for Magistrates -- Performing Queenship in Legge's Richardus Tertius, The True Tragedy of Richard III, and Heywood's Edward IV -- 'A Queen in Jest': Queenship and Historical Subversion in Shakespeare's First Tetralogy -- 'The Fetters of Her Sex': Voicing Queens in the Historical Poetry of Michael Drayton and Samuel Daniel --
Summary "Most modern accounts of fifteenth-century 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 the way embedded literary narratives echo across texts as disparate as chronicles, parliamentary proceedings, diplomatic correspondence, ballads, poetry, and drama, this study reveals hitherto unexplored tensions within these texts, generated by embedded narratives and their implications"--
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Plantagenet, House of
Queens -- Great Britain -- Biography -- History and criticism
English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism
Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- To 1500
Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century
Political poetry, English -- History and criticism
Historiography -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century
Queens in literature
Great Britain -- History -- Lancaster and York, 1399-1485 -- Historiography
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1399-1485
Form Electronic book
Author Palgrave Connect (Online Service)
ISBN 9780230392991 (electronic bk.)
0230392997 (electronic bk.)