9780415114806

Mary Queen of Scots: Romance and Nation

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415114806

  • ISBN10:

    0415114802

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1998-12-17
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

Examining visual, musical and literary works from the late Tudor period to the First World War,Mary Queen of Scotstraces a nation's long romance with the queen it once rejected. Considering both mainstream works (from Edmund Spenser to Sir Walter Scott) and the attachments to Mary that have been formed and sustained by certain subaltern groups, particularly women, Jayne Lewis separates Mary's life from the myth that formed about her and shows how her prevailing image as a sexualized mother has made her a complicated object of political and personal desire. Lewis demonstrates how this desire emerged at a formative moment in the history of modern Britain, and, over time, subliminally shaped that very history.

Table of Contents

List of plates
ix(2)
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1(12)
PART I Elizabethan Mary 13(48)
1 "The finest she that ever was": Scotland, 1558-1568
17(21)
2 "The treason of pity": England, 1568-1603
38(23)
PART II Stuart Mary 61(38)
3 "A new and unexampled kind of tomb," 1603-1714
65(21)
4 "False kindred": The Island Queens and The Albion Queens
86(13)
PART III Georgian Mary 99(72)
5 "The sorrow of seeing the queen," 1714-1789
103(21)
6 "Dozens of ugly Mary Queen of Scotts": the women of Britain, 1725-1785
124(23)
7 Guilt and vindication, 1789-1837
147(24)
PART IV Victorian Mary 171(52)
8 Victoria's other woman
177(24)
9 A "laboured illusion" vanishes
201(22)
PART V Epilogue: Postmodern Mary 223(10)
Notes 233(20)
Index 253

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