Resurrecting Elizabeth I in Seventeenth-Century England
Edited by Elizabeth H. Hageman and Katherine Conway

About the Editors:
Elizabeth H. Hageman is professor of English at the University of New Hampshire.

Katherine Conway is associate professor and chair of the English Department at Wheaton College in Norton, MA.




Introduced by a brief examination of the anonymous seventeenth-century miniature painting used on the book’s jacket and frontispiece, essays in Resurrecting Elizabeth I in Seventeenth-Century England combine literary and cultural analysis to show how and why images of Elizabeth Tudor appeared so widely in the century after her death and how those images were modified as the century progressed. The volume includes works by Steven W. May (on quotations and misquotations of Elizabeth’s own words), Alan R. Young (on the Phoenix Queen and her successor, James I), Georgianna Ziegler (on Elizabeth’s goddaughter, Elizabeth of Bohemia), Jonathan Baldo (on forgetting Elizabeth in Henry VIII), Lisa Gim (on Anna Maria van Schurman and Anne Bradstreet’s visions of Elizabeth as an exemplary woman), and Kim H. Noling (on John Banks’s creation of a maternal genealogy for English Protestantism).

Resurrecting Elizabeth I in Seventeenth-Century England will be important to political and cultural historians, literary scholars (including students of Shakespeare and other early modern dramatists), musicologists, women’s studies scholars, and other readers interested in England’s most famous queen.



ISBN 0-8386-4115-6


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Contents

Acknowledgments
Chronology

Introduction
Elizabeth H. Hageman

“Almost always smiling”: Elizabeth’s Last Two Years
Katherine Duncan-Jones

“Tongue-tied our Queen?”: Queen Elizabeth’s Voice in the Seventeenth Century
Steven W. May

The Phoenix Reborn: The Jacobean Appropriation of an Elizabethan Symbol
Alan R. Young

Re-Membering Gloriana: The Revenger’s Tragedy
Peter Hyland

“Her burning face, Declines apace”: Ben Jonson and the Specter of Elizabeth
Hardin L. Aasand

A Second Phoenix: The Rebirth of Elizabeth I in Elizabeth Stuart
Georgianna Ziegler

Forgetting Elizabeth in Henry VIII
Jonathan Baldo

“Elizian” Fields: Elizabeth, Essex, and the Politics of Dissent in 1624
Elizabeth Pentland

Representing the “Phoenix Queen”: Elizabeth I in Writings by Anna Maria van Schurman and Anne Bradstreet
Lisa Gim

Bonum Theatrale: The Matter of Elizabeth I in Francis Bacon’s Of Tribute and Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing World
Brandie R. Siegfriend

Unpropping the Princess: John Banks’s Revision of Shakespeare’s Elizabeth
Kim H. Noling

“Take from me first the softness of a Woman”: Rewriting Elizabeth’s Execution of Mary Stuart during the Seventeenth- Century Succession Crisis
Erika Mae Olbricht

Re-Sounding Elizabeth in Seventeenth-Century Music: Morley to Purcell
Leslie C. Dunn

“Is there any harme in that?”: Foxe, Heywood, and Shekhar Kapur’s Elizabeth
Susanne L. Wofford

Notes on Contributors
Index

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