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Politicizing domesticity from Henrietta Maria to Milton's Eve

Author: Laura Lunger Knoppers
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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"Bringing together literary texts, political and household writings, and visual images, Politicizing Domesticity from Henrietta Maria to Milton's Eve traces how the language of the domestic became a powerful and contested tool of political propaganda in representations of Charles I and Henrietta Maria, Oliver and Elizabeth Cromwell, and Milton's Adam and Eve. The book reconstitutes a lively seventeenth-century
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Genre/Form: Portraits
History
Named Person: Charles, King of England; Charles, King of England; Henrietta Maria, Queen consort of Charles I King of England; Henrietta Maria, Queen consort of Charles I King of England; Charles, King of England; Henrietta Maria, Queen consort of Charles I King of England
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Lunger Knoppers
ISBN: 9781107007888 1107007887
OCLC Number: 728892104
Description: xiv, 225 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. The sceptre and the distaff: mapping the domestic in Caroline royal family portraiture --
2. 'Deare heart': framing the royal couple in The Kings Cabinet Opened --
3. Material legacies: family matters in Eikon Basilike and Eikonoklastes --
4. Recipes for royalism: Henrietta Maria and The Queens Closet Opened --
5. 'Protectresse and a drudge': the court and cookery of Elizabeth Cromwell --
6. 'No fear lest dinner coole': Milton's housewives and the politics of Eden --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Laura Lunger Knoppers.
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Knoppers examines the domestic image of the royal family as a contested propaganda tool in the English Revolution and beyond.  Read more...

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'A fascinating exploration of seventeenth century cookery.' The Times Literary Supplement

 
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