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The French queen's letters : Mary Tudor Brandon and the politics of marriage in sixteenth-century Europe / Erin A. Sadlack.

Author/creator Sadlack, Erin A.
Format Book and Print
Edition1st ed.
Publication InfoNew York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Descriptionx, 266 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Subject(s)
Series Queenship and power
Queenship and power. ^A1063065
Contents A queenly education -- Becoming the queen -- Marrying where "my mynd is" -- Always the French queen : identity politics.
Abstract The life of Mary Tudor the French queen, younger sister of Henry VIII, has been chiefly defined by the scandal of her secret marriage to Charles Brandon after the death of her husband, Louis XII of France. Such limited focus has obscured Mary's role as a political figure, one whom poets celebrated for bringing peace between England and France. In this biography, Erin A. Sadlack contends that Mary was neither a weeping hysteric nor a love-struck romantic, but a queen who drew on two sources of authority to increase the power of her position: epistolary conventions and the rhetoric of chivalry that imbued the French and English courts. By reading Mary's life and letters within the context of early modern political culture, this book broadens our understanding of the exercise of queenship in the sixteenth century. - - From back cover.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2011000521
ISBN9780230620308 (alk. paper)
ISBN0230620302 (alk. paper)
Standard identifier# 40019295523

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