Representations of Elizabeth I in Early Modern Culture

  • Alessandra Petrina
  • Laura Tosi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: a Monarch in Writing

    1. Alessandra Petrina
      Pages 1-10
  3. Prologue: I am Richard II

    1. Stephen Orgel
      Pages 11-43
  4. The Word of a Prince: Elizabeth Writing

  5. We Princes are set on Stages: Masques and Ceremonies of Royal Self-display

  6. In Mirrors more than One: Elizabeth and Representations of Female Sovereignty

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 276-281

About this book


The volume explores Elizabeth I's impact on English and European culture during her life and after her death, through her own writing as well as through contemporary and later writers. The contributors are codicologists, historians and literary critics, offering a varied reading of the Queen and of her cultural inheritance.


England poem William Shakespeare

Editors and affiliations

  • Alessandra Petrina
    • 1
  • Laura Tosi
    • 2
  1. 1.Università degli Studi di PadovaItaly
  2. 2.Università Ca’ Foscari VeneziaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-32605-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-30726-1
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