Remembering Queens and Kings of Early Modern England and France

Reputation, Reinterpretation, and Reincarnation

  • Estelle Paranque

Part of the Queenship and Power book series (QAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Reputation in Premodern Literature

  3. Reinterpretation in Art

  4. Reincarnation in Popular Culture

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 323-331

About this book


This collection examines the afterlives of early modern English and French rulers. Spanning five centuries of cultural memory, the volume offers case studies of how kings and queens were remembered, represented, and reincarnated in a wide range of sources, from contemporary pageants, plays, and visual art to twenty-first-century television, and from premodern fiction to manga and romance novels. With essays on well-known figures such as Elizabeth I and Marie Antoinette as well as lesser-known monarchs such as Francis II of France and Mary Tudor, Queen of France, Remembering Queens and Kings of Early Modern England and France brings together reflections on how rulers live on in collective memory.


French monarchy English monarchy Royal monuments and tombs monarchical memory cultural memory royal reputations Elizabeth I Catherine de Medici Francis II Mary Tudor Premodern Literature Boudicca Edward VI Jean de Prechac Richard Hurd Anne Boleyn Margaret of Anjou Marie Antoinette early modern monarchy

Editors and affiliations

  • Estelle Paranque
    • 1
  1. 1.New College of the HumanitiesLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-22343-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-22344-1
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