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Alsop 6. Why should a woman be allowed to rule with the same powers as a king?
Readers may be surprised to discover that the man who asks this controversial question is none other than Queen Elizabeth's favorite Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. On hand to provide answers are statesman and poet Thomas Sackville, Lord Buckhurst; and William Fleetwood, Recorder of London, who reports their conversation in Itinerarium ad Windsor.
The Name of a Queen presents an annotated edition of Itinerarium, plus essays by a team of leading scholars who interpret and contextualize Fleetwood's dialogue.
The Name of a Queen : William Fleetwood's Itinerarium ad Windsor
This critical edition and the accompanying contextual essays will make available to scholars and students alike this remarkable discussion of the form and nature of English regnant Queenship, which provides a valuable tool for gaining a greater understanding of contemporary notions of and underlying fears concerning the efficacy and desirability of female rule in Elizabethan England. To have the Itinerarium available in a modern edition is valuable, and the accompanying essays are even more valuable, enlightening to anyone interested in Elizabethan rhetoric, law, parliament, historiography, and the many other topics bound up in this little dialogue.
RAVES "Indispensable for the study of Queenship and kingship, this richly rewarding collection will prove seminal in furthering research on male consorts. Variables of personality, gender norms, dynastic marriage patterns, court traditions, and political culture are skillfully explored in specific contexts from the High Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century. Beem was the recipient of an excellence in teaching award in and , two Folger Shakespeare Library fellowships in and , and the Adolph Dial Award for Scholarship and Creativity in In he was elected a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
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