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Author McLaren, A. N., 1953-

Title Political culture in the reign of Elizabeth I : Queen and Commonwealth, 1558-1585 / A.N. McLaren
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 272 pages)
Series Ideas in context
Ideas in context.
Contents 1. 'To be Deborah': the political implications of providentialism under a female ruler. The debate over headship. Restored Protestantism and the English Deborah. The queen and the regime. The incorporated crown: Privy Councillors and the queen -- 2. Announcing the godly common weal: Knox, Aylmer and the parameters of counsel. A queen called by God: John Knox's First Blast of the Trumpet. Inaugurating the 'mixed monarchy': John Aylmer's reflections on female rule. Conclusion: counsel and sovereignty in the godly nation -- 3. Feats of incorporation: the ideological bases of the mixed monarchy. Counsel, consent and conscience: the common good. Commonwealth ideology. Conquest and consent: the Marian legacy. Incorporating the queen
Summary Anne McLaren explores the consequences for English political culture when, with the accession of Elizabeth I, imperial "kingship" came to be invested in a female ruler. She looks at how Elizabeth managed to be queen, in the face of considerable male opposition, and emphasizes the continuities between Elizabeth's reign and the outbreak of the English civil wars in the seventeenth century. Political Culture in the Reign of Elizabeth I thus offers a wholesale reinterpretation of the political dynamics of the period
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-265) and index
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Subject Political culture -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1558-1603.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99022403
ISBN 0511006004 (electronic bk.)
0511117639 (electronic bk.)
9780511006005 (electronic bk.)
9780511117633 (electronic bk.)