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Whitaker, Katie 1967-

Overview
Works: 8 works in 27 publications in 1 language and 1,325 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DA396.A22, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Katie Whitaker
A royal passion : the turbulent marriage of King Charles I of England and Henrietta Maria of France by Katie Whitaker( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dangerous experiment from the start, the marriage of Charles I of England, a Protestant, and the fifteen-year-old French princess, a Catholic, was arranged for political purposes, and it seemed a mismatch of personalities. But against the odds, the reserved king and his naïvely vivacious bride fell passionately in love, and for ten years England enjoyed peace and prosperity. But when Charles became involved in war with Puritan Scotland, popular hatred of Henrietta's Catholicism roused Parliament to fury. As the opposition party embraced new values of liberty and republicanism--the blueprint for the American War of Independence and the French Revolution--Charles's fears for his wife's safety drove him into a civil war that would cost him his crown and his head. Rejecting centuries of hostile historical tradition, biographer Katie Whitaker uses a host of original sources to create an intimate portrait of a remarkable marriage.--From publisher description
Mad Madge : the extraordinary life of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, the first woman to live by her pen by Katie Whitaker( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For a seventeenth-century Englishwoman, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, did the unthinkable - she dared to publish and to live proudly as an writer. And despite the scandal her writing life caused, she eventually published twenty-three volumes, ranging from Poems and Fancies, the first book of English poetry published by a woman under her own name, to The Blazing World, the first work of science fiction by a woman. But she ended up labeled "Mad Madge of Newcastle" by later generations who too easily accepted the disparaging opinions of her shocked critics, who had portrayed her as nothing more than a bizarre eccentric. Now in Mad Madge, Katie Whitaker rescues Margaret from this caricature, and gives us a complete picture as she really was - an imaginative, ambitious and pioneering woman."--Jacket
A royal passion : the turbulent marriage of Charles I and Henrietta Maria by Katie Whitaker( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dangerous experiment from the start, the marriage of Charles I of England, a Protestant, and the fifteen-year-old French princess, a Catholic, was arranged for political purposes, and it seemed a mismatch of personalities. But against the odds, the reserved king and his naïvely vivacious bride fell passionately in love, and for ten years England enjoyed peace and prosperity. But when Charles became involved in war with Puritan Scotland, popular hatred of Henrietta's Catholicism roused Parliament to fury. As the opposition party embraced new values of liberty and republicanism--the blueprint for the American War of Independence and the French Revolution--Charles's fears for his wife's safety drove him into a civil war that would cost him his crown and his head. Rejecting centuries of hostile historical tradition, biographer Katie Whitaker uses a host of original sources to create an intimate portrait of a remarkable marriage.--From publisher description
Mad Madge : Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, royalist, writer and romantic by Katie Whitaker( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the first Englishwomen to make a living through her writing, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, known as Mad Madge, was a dazzling figure - brave, eccentric, loving, clever and energetic. Her colourful story is told here against the background of the Civil War and the Restoration
Mad Madge : the flamboyant Civil War Duchess of Newcastle by Katie Whitaker( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultures of natural history by David Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This copiously illustrated volume is the first systematic general work to do justice to the fruits of recent scholarship in the history of natural history. Public interest in this lively field has been stimulated by environmental concerns and through links with the histories of art, collecting and gardening. The centrality of the development of natural history for other branches of history - medical, colonial, gender, economic, ecological - is increasingly recognized. Twenty-four specially commissioned essays cover the period from the sixteenth century, when the first institutions of natural history were created, to its late nineteenth-century transformation by practitioners of the new biological sciences. An introduction discusses novel approaches that have made this a major focus for research in cultural history. The essays, which include suggestions for further reading, offer a coherent and accessible overview of a fascinating subject. An epilogue highlights the relevance of this wide-ranging survey for current debates on museum practice, the display of ecological diversity and concerns about the environment
Mad Madge : Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, Royalisy, wrtier and Romantic by Katie Whitaker( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The turbulent marriage of Charles I and Henrietta Maria by Katie Whitaker( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The passionate marriage of King Charles I and Henrietta Maria, one of the great overlooked love stories of history
 
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A royal passion : the turbulent marriage of King Charles I of England and Henrietta Maria of France
Alternative Names
Whitaker, Katharine 1967-

Languages
English (27)

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Mad Madge : the extraordinary life of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, the first woman to live by her penA royal passion : the turbulent marriage of Charles I and Henrietta MariaMad Madge : Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, royalist, writer and romanticCultures of natural historyMad Madge : Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, Royalisy, wrtier and RomanticThe turbulent marriage of Charles I and Henrietta Maria