Publication details for Dr Natalie Mears2005 Mears, N. Queenship and Political Discourse in the Elizabethan Realms, Cambridge University Press, 311 pp.
- Publication type: Books: authored
- ISSN/ISBN: 0521819229
- Keywords: Court politics, News, Gender.
- View online: Online version
- Durham research online: DRO record
Author(s) from Durham
The following text is taken from the publisher's website.
"This book re-evaluates the nature of Elizabethan politics and Elizabeth's queenship in late sixteenth-century England, Wales and Ireland. Natalie Mears shows that Elizabeth took an active role in policy-making and suggests that Elizabethan politics has to be perceived in terms of personal relations between the queen and her advisors rather than of the hegemony of the privy council. She challenges current perceptions of political debate at court as restricted and integrates recent research on court drama and religious ritual into the wider context of political debate."
Extracts of this monograph appear in the Norton Critical Edition, Elizabeth I and Her Age, edited by Susan M. Felch and Donald Stump (New York: W. W. Norton, March 2008).
© Cambridge University Press 2005.