The theatre of death : the ritual management of royal funerals in Renaissance England, 1570-1625 (Book, 1997) [WorldCat.org]
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The theatre of death : the ritual management of royal funerals in Renaissance England, 1570-1625

Author: Jennifer Woodward
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY, USA : Boydell Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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English royal funeral ceremony from Mary, Queen of Scots to James I gives fascinating insight into the relationship between power and ritual at the renaissance court.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Woodward
ISBN: 0851157041 9780851157047
OCLC Number: 36877358
Description: xii, 250 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: English Succession 1485-1625 --
French Succession 1515-1610 --
Theatre of Death: An Introduction --
1. Heraldic Funeral in Renaissance England --
2. Funeral Ritual and the Reformation --
3. Renaissance Royal Funeral and Succession Rituals: England and France --
4. 1587 Funerals of Mary Queen of Scots --
5. Royal Funeral of Elizabeth I (1603) --
6. Religion and Culture under the Early Stuarts --
7. Playing with Death: The Exploitation and Subversion of Funeral Ritual (1603-1625) --
8. Funeral of Prince Henry Stuart (1612) --
9. Funeral of Anne of Denmark (1619) --
10. Funeral of King James (1625) --
App. I. Funeral Procession of Elizabeth I (1603).
Responsibility: Jennifer Woodward.

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The best book on the centrality of the funeral to the body politic in early modern England... Woodward has succeeded triumphantly in demonstrating that to Tudors and Stuarts, the death of the monarch Read more...

 
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