This book explores the gender politics of the reign of Mary I of England from her coronation to her funeral and examines the ways in which the queen and her supporters used language, royal ceremonies, and images to bolster her right to rule and define her image as queen. Sarah Duncan is an assistant professor of History at Spring Hill College. She holds a PhD from Yale University. Her essays on queenship in the reigns of Mary I and Elizabeth I of England have appeared in Explorations in Renaissance Culture, Queens and Power in Medieval and Early Modern England, Elizabeth I and the Sovereign Arts : Essays in Literature, History, and Culture.
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