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Anna of Denmark, Queen of England: A Cultural Biography (New Cultural Studies)

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In the well-entrenched critical view of the Jacobean period, James I is credited with the flowering of culture in the early years of the seventeenth century. His queen, Anna of Denmark, is seen as a shadowy figure at best, a capricious and shallow one at worst. But Leeds Barroll makes a well-documented case that it was Anna who, for her own purposes, developed an alternative court and sponsored many of the other artistic ventures in one of the most productive and innovative periods of English cultural history.Married at seventeen, Anna soon became a shrewd and powerful player in the court politics of Scotland and, later, England. Her influence can be seen in James's choices for advisors and beneficiaries of royal attention. In fact, James's and Anna's longstanding dispute over the raising of the heir, Henry, caused a major scandal of the time and was suspected as a plot against the king's safety. In order to assert her own power, Anna actually forced a miscarriage upon herself, an extraordinary event that is referred to in much unnoticed contemporary diplomatic correspondence.An important feature of court entertainment and literary production at this time was the development of the extravagant drama known as the masque, which reached its literary peak in the works of Ben Jonson and Inigo Jones. Barroll argues that it was in fact Anna and not James who encouraged and staged the masques, as a way of defining both a social and political identity for the royal consort, a role that had been nonexistent under Elizabeth. Barroll's work on Anna's patronage also sets Shakespeare's company in a broader context. By writing the cultural biography of Anna of Denmark, queen of England, Leeds Barroll reestablishes the influential and distinctive role of the queen consort in early modern Europe.

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A scholar-in-residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC rescues Queen Anna from the shadow of King James I, arguing that she sponsored many of the artistic endeavors at court in the innovative Jacobean period (e.g., the extravagant drama known as the masque) in her role as early modern queen consort. Barroll also delves into her relationship with Catholicism.
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Synopsis:

This cultural biography rescues Queen Anna from the shadow of King James I, arguing that she sponsored many of the artistic endeavors at court in the innovative Jacobean period (e.g., the extravagant drama known as the masque) in her role as early modern queen consort. Leeds Barroll also delves into her relationship with Catholicism.

Synopsis:

A cultural biography of James I's Queen.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-213) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812235746
Author:
Barroll, Leeds
Author:
Barroll, J. Leeds
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Location:
Philadelphia
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
Queens
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Arts, Modern
Subject:
Art patronage
Subject:
Arts, British
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Queens -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Great Britain History James I, 1603-1625.
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Series:
New Cultural Studies
Series Volume:
IMS-14
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9.34x6.26x.96 in. 1.20 lbs.

Related Subjects

Biography » Historical
Biography » Royalty
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » World History » England » General

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"Synopsis" by , This cultural biography rescues Queen Anna from the shadow of King James I, arguing that she sponsored many of the artistic endeavors at court in the innovative Jacobean period (e.g., the extravagant drama known as the masque) in her role as early modern queen consort. Leeds Barroll also delves into her relationship with Catholicism.
"Synopsis" by , A cultural biography of James I's Queen.
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