Resurrecting Elizabeth I in Seventeenth-century England

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Elizabeth Hageman, Katherine Conway
Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 2007 - History - 292 pages
Introduced by a brief examination of the anonymous seventeenth-century miniature painting used on the book's jacket and frontispiece, essays in Resurrecting Elizabeth I in Seventeenth-Century England combine literary and cultural analysis to show how and why images of Elizabeth Tudor appeared so widely in the century after her death and how those images were modified as the century progressed. The volume includes work by Steven W. May (on quotations and misquotations of Elizabeth's own words), Alan R. Young (on the Phoenix Queen and her successor, James I), Georgianna Ziegler (on Elizabeth's goddaughter, Elizabeth of Bohemia), Jonathan Baldo (on forgetting Elizabeth in Henry VIII), Lisa Gim (on Anna Maria van Schurman and Anne Bradstreet's visions of Elizabeth as an exemplary woman), and Kim H. Noling (on John Banks's creation of a maternal genealogy for English Protestantism).

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Contents

Elizabeths Last Two Years
31
Queen Elizabeths Voice in the Seventeenth Century
48
The Jacobean Appropriation of an Elizabethan Symbol
68
The Revengers Tragedy
82
Ben Jonson and the Specter of Elizabeth
95
The Rebirth of Elizabeth I in Elizabeth Stuart
111
Forgetting Elizabeth in Henry VIII
132
Elizabeth Essex and the Politics of Dissent in 1624
149
The Matter of Elizabeth I in Francis Bacons Of Tribute and Margaret Cavendishs Blazing World
185
John Bankss Revision of Shakespeares Elizabeth
205
Rewriting Elizabeths Execution of Mary Stuart during the SeventeenthCentury Succession Crisis
220
ReSounding Elizabeth in SeventeenthCentury Music Morley to Purcell
239
Foxe Heywood and Shekhar Kapurs Elizabeth
261
Notes on Contributors
278
Index
282
Copyright

Elizabeth I in Writings by Anna Maria van Schurman and Anne Bradstreet
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Page 142 - Cromwell, I did not think to shed a tear In all my miseries; but thou hast forced me, Out of thy honest truth, to play the woman. Let's dry our eyes: and thus far hear me, Cromwell; And, when I am forgotten, as I shall be, And sleep in dull cold marble...
Page 58 - England's Elizabeth : her Life and Troubles, during her Minoritie from the Cradle to the Crowne. Historically laid open and interwoven with such eminent Passages of State as happened under the Reigne of Henry the Eight, Edward the Sixt, Q. Mary ; all of them aptly introducing to the present Relation.
Page 97 - I see not then, but we should enjoy the same licence, or free power to illustrate and heighten our invention, as they did ; and not be tied to those strict and regular forms which the niceness of a few, who are nothing but form, would thrust upon us.
Page 43 - I found her in one of her withdrawing chambers, sitting low upon her cushions. She called me to her; 1 kissed her hand, and told her it was my chiefest happiness to see her in safety, and in health, which I wished might long continue. She took me by the hand, and wrung it hard, and said:
Page 175 - Now say, have women worth? or have they none? Or had they some, but with our Queen is't gone? Nay masculines, you have thus taxed us long, But she, though dead, will vindicate our wrong. Let such as say our sex is void of reason. Know 'tis a slander now but once was treason.
Page 124 - Where motion kindles such fires, as shall give Yong Phoenixes, and yet the old shall live. Whose love and courage never shall decline, But make the whole year through, thy day, O Valentine.
Page 80 - In the royal escutcheon of the United Kingdom, England is placed in the first and fourth quarters, Scotland in the second, and Ireland in the third ; the relative positions of Scotland and England being, however, reversed on the official seals of Scotland. Spain bears the arms of Leon in the first and fourth quarters, and Castile in the second and third.
Page 43 - No, Robin, I am not well;' and then discoursed to me of her indisposition, and that her heart had been sad and heavy for ten or twelve days, and in her discourse she fetched not so few as forty or fifty great sighs. I was grieved, at the first, to see her in this plight, for in all my lifetime before, I never...
Page 55 - The common net at that time, says sir Richard Baker, for catching of protestants, was the real presence; and this net was used to catch the lady Elizabeth : for being asked one time what she thought of the words of Christ.

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