Mary Queen of Scots
By (author) Retha M. Warnicke
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Mary Queen of Scots by Retha M. Warnicke
Book Description"Scholars now have Warnicke to use as their chief one volume study of Mary" Julian Goodare, University of Edinburgh In this biography of one of the most intriguing figures of early modern European history, Retha Warnicke, widely regarded as a leading historian on Tudor queenship, offers a fresh interpretation of the life of Mary Stuart, popularly known as Mary Queen of Scots. Setting Mary's life within the context of the cultural and intellectual climate of the time and bringing to life the realities of being a female monarch in the sixteenth century, Warnicke also examines Mary's three marriages, her constant ill health and her role in numerous plots and conspiracies. Placing Mary within the context of early modern gender relations, Warnicke reveals the challenges that faced her and the forces that worked to destroy her. This highly readable and fascinating study will pour fresh light on the much-debated life of a central figure of the sixteenth century, providing a new interpretation of Mary Stuart's impact on politics, gender and nationhood in the Tudor era.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415291835
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Retha M. Warnicke
Wicked Women of Tudor England, Paperback (May 2012)
This fascinating study delves into the lives of six Tudor women celebrated for their reputed wickedness. Collected here are accounts of Anne Boleyn, Katherine Howard, Anne Seymour, Lettice Dudley, and Jane and Alice More. Warnicke rescues these women from historical misrepresentations and helps us to rediscover the complex world of Tudor society.
Marrying of Anne of Cleves, Paperback (February 2011)
A study of the marrying of Anne of Cleves to Henry VIII and of sexual court politics.
Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn, Paperback (July 1991)» View all books by Retha M. Warnicke
Retha Warnicke's fascinating and controversial reinterpretation focuses on the sexual intrigues and family politics pervading the court, offering a new explanation of Anne's fall.
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Author Biography - Retha M. Warnicke
Retha M. Warnicke is Professor of History at Arizona State University. She has published widely on Tudor and Stuart history, women's history and cultural history and is the author of The Marrying of Anne of Cleves: Royal Protocol in Tudor England (2000) and The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn: Family Politics at the Court of Henry VIII (1991).
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