Skip to content
Open global navigation

Cambridge University Press

AcademicLocation selectorSearch toggleMain navigation toggle
Cart
Register Sign in Wishlist

The Drama of Coronation
Medieval Ceremony in Early Modern England

$104.00 (C)

  • Date Published: November 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521885393

$104.00 (C)
Hardback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Paperback, eBook


Looking for an examination copy?

This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
About the Authors
  • The coronation was, and perhaps still is, one of the most important ceremonies of a monarch's reign. This book examines the five coronations that took place in England between 1509 and 1559. It considers how the sacred rite and its related ceremonies and pageants responded to monarchical and religious change, and charts how they were interpreted by contemporary observers. Hunt challenges the popular position that has conflated royal ceremony with political propaganda and argues for a deeper understanding of the symbolic complexity of ceremony. At the heart of the study is an investigation into the vexed issues of legitimacy and representation which leads Hunt to identify the emergence of an important and fruitful exchange between ceremony and drama. This exchange will have significant implications for our understanding both of the period's theatre and of the cultural effects of the Protestant Reformation.

    • Provides insights into one of the longest-lasting and most important English royal ceremonies
    • Serves as a useful guide to early Tudor drama and its responses to religious monarchical change
    • Familiarises readers with other cultural forms of the period, tracing important links between ceremony and theatre
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521885393
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: The 'idol' ceremony of coronation
    1. Why crown a King?: Henry VIII and the medieval coronation
    2. 'Come my love thou shalbe crowned': the drama of Anne Boleyn's coronation
    3. 'But a ceremony': Edward VI's reformed coronation and John Bale's King Johan
    4. 'He hath sent Marye our soveraigne and Quene': England's first Queen and Respublica
    5. 'A stage wherin was shewed the wonderfull spectacle': representing Elizabeth I's coronation
    Epilogue: 'Presume not that I am the thing I was'.

  • Author

    Alice Hunt, University of Southampton

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website, your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

© Cambridge University Press 2014

Back to top

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel Delete

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×