Voyage Drama and Gender Politics 1589 1642

60 See Paul E. J. Hammer , The Polarisation of Elizabethan Politics : The Political Career of Robert Devereux , 2nd Earl of Essex , 1585-1597 ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1999 ) , pp . 222-234 .

Author: Claire Jowitt

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719054518

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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This study explores the use of allegory in renaissance travel drama and further develops our understanding of the allegorical nature of colonial discourse by focusing on the negotiations between gender and monarchy in "geographic" drama.


280; P. E. J. Hammer, The Polarisation of Elizabethan Politics: The Political Career of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, 1585–1597 (Cambridge, 1999), pp. 318–21. 2 Birch, Memoirs, I, pp. 312–14. 3 Collins, I, p.360. 4 Collins, I, p.

Author: John Guy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241963648

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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'A masterful biography' Amanda Foreman 'A gripping story of Queen Elizabeth's last years, authoritatively researched and engagingly recounted by the leading Tudor historian of our age' James Shapiro, author of 1599 and 1606 ____________________ An ageing queen, an heirless state, conspiracy all round: here is the court of Elizabeth I as never known before History has pictured Elizabeth I as Gloriana, an icon of strength and power. But the reality, especially during her later years, was not so simple. In 1583 Elizabeth is fifty years old, past childbearing, but her greatest challenges are still to come: the Spanish Armada; the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots; relentless plotting among her courtiers. This gripping and vivid portrait of her life and times - often told in her own words ('You know I am no morning woman') - reveals a woman who is fallible, increasingly insecure, and struggling to lead Britain. This is the real Elizabeth, for the first time. ____________________ 'One of the very best historians we have in the country . . . It is brilliant, vigorous history, and a triumph of storytelling and scholarship' Jessie Childs, Telegraph 'The best biography ever written of the Virgin Queen - a revisionist, sensitive, compelling, majestic masterwork that you can't put down' Simon Sebag-Montefiore, Evening Standard 'Guy's careful work with documents known and unknown allows him to paint a novel portrait of a complex - maybe even unknowable - queen' John Gallagher, Guardian

Leadership and Elizabethan Culture

Paul Hammer,The Polarisation of Elizabethan Politics.The Political Devereux,2nd Essex, 1585–1597 Career ofRobert Earlof (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,1999). 5. Linda Levy Peck, Northampton: Patronage andPolicy at theCourt of ...

Author: P. Kaufman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137340290

Category: History

Page: 237

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Leadership an Elizabethan Culture studies the challenges confronted by government and church leaders (local and central), the counsel given them, the consequences of their decisions, and the views of leadership circulating in late Tudor literature and drama.

The Earl of Essex and Late Elizabethan Political Culture

as products of his abrasive character.6 For Wallace MacCaffrey, Essex's turbulent impact on Elizabethan politics was caused by his unstable personality; for Lacey Baldwin Smith, the earl was consumed by a deadly paranoia.7 The shadows ...

Author: Alexandra Gajda

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191623644

Category: History

Page: 308

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In sixteenth-century England Robert Devereux, 2nd earl of Essex, enjoyed great domestic and international renown as a favourite of Elizabeth I. He was a soldier and a statesman of exceptionally powerful ambition. After his disastrous uprising in 1601 Essex fell from the heights of fame and favour, and ended his life as a traitor on the scaffold. This interdisciplinary account of the political culture of late Elizabethan England explores the ideological contexts of Essex's extraordinary career and fall from grace, and the intricate relationship between thought and action in Elizabethan England. By the late sixteenth century, fundamental political models and vocabularies that were employed to legitimise the Elizabethan polity were undermined by the strains of war, the ambivalence that many felt towards the church, continued uncertainty over the succession, and the perceived weaknesses of the rule of the aging Elizabeth. Essex's career and revolt threw all of these strains into relief. Alexandra Gajda examines the attitude of the earl and his followers to war, religion, the structures of the Elizabethan polity, and Essex's role within it. She also explores the classical and historical scholarship prized by Essex and his associates that gave shape and meaning to the earl's increasingly fractured relationship with the Queen and regime. She addresses contemporary responses to the earl, both positive and negative, and the earl's wider impact on political culture. Political and religious ideas in late sixteenth-century England had an important impact on political events in early modern England, and played a vital role in shaping the rise and fall of Essex's career.

Martial Power and Elizabethan Political Culture

An Uncounselled King: Charles I am the Scotish Troubles, 1637-1641' PETER DONALD The Early Elizabethan Polity: William Cecil and the British Succession Crisis, 15581569 STEPHEN ALFORD The Polarisation of Elizabethan Politics: The ...

Author: Rory Rapple

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521843537

Category: History

Page: 351

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Examines the careers and political thinking of Elizabethan martial men, whose military ambitions were thwarted by a quietist foreign policy.

Shakespeare Studies

The Polarisation of Elizabethan Politics : The Political Career of Robert Devereux , 2nd Earl of Essex , 1585-1597 By Paul E. J. Hammer Cambridge University Press , 1999 Reviewer : Pauline Croft The second earl of Essex was the single ...

Author: Leeds Barroll

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838639221

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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Shakespeare Studies is an international volume published every year in hardcover, containing more than three hundred pages of essays and studies by critics from both hemispheres.

Defizit re Souver ne

Hammer, Paul, The Polarisation of Elizabethan Politics. The political Career of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, 1585–1597, Cambridge 1999. Hartley, T. E., Elizabeth's Parliaments. Queen, Lords and Commons 1559–1601, Manchester/New ...

Author: Lena Oetzel

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593508850

Category: History

Page: 358

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Im Mittelpunkt dieses Bandes steht die Untersuchung von Defizitzuschreibungen gegenüber Herrscherinnen und Herrschern in der Frühen Neuzeit. Diese erlaubt Rückschlüsse auf zeitgenössische Konzeptionen und Rechtfertigungen von Souveränität, deren Behauptung und Durchsetzung, Kontinuität und Wandel. Wie wurden auf verschiedenen Ebenen Herrscherdefizite kommuniziert und bewältigt? Und welche Folgen hatte das für die politische Ordnung?

Shakespeare and Renaissance Politics

26. great magnate in practice, see Paul E.J. Hammer, The Polarisation of Elizabethan Politics: The Political Career of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, 1585–1597 (Cambridge, 1999). See Mark Goldie's important essay, ...

Author: Andrew Hadfield

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408138107

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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Shakespeare, like many of his contemporaries, was concerned with the question of the succession and the legitimacy of the monarch. From the early plays through the histories to Hamlet, Shakespeare's work is haunted by the problem of political legitimacy.

Doubtful and dangerous

21–43; David Womersley, 'Sir Henry Savile's translation of Tacitus and the political interpretation of Elizabethan texts', Review of English Studies, 42 (1991), 313–42; Hammer, The Polarisation of Elizabethan Politics, pp. 335–6.

Author: Susan Doran

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 1847799302

Category: History

Page: 336

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Doubtful and dangerous examines the pivotal influence of the succession question on the politics, religion and culture of the post-Armada years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. Although the earlier Elizabethan succession controversy has long commanded scholarly attention, the later period has suffered from relative obscurity. This book remedies the situation. Taking a thematic and interdisciplinary approach, individual essays demonstrate that key late Elizabethan texts – literary, political and polemical – cannot be understood without reference to the succession. The essays also reveal how the issue affected court politics, lay at the heart of religious disputes, stimulated constitutional innovation, and shaped foreign relations. By situating the topic within its historiographical and chronological contexts, the editors offer a novel account of the whole reign. Interdisciplinary in scope and spanning the crucial transition from the Tudors to the Stuarts, the book will be indispensable to scholars and students of early modern British and Irish history, literature and religion.