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The Resource Selling the Tudor monarchy : authority and image in sixteenth-century England, Kevin Sharpe

Selling the Tudor monarchy : authority and image in sixteenth-century England, Kevin Sharpe

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Selling the Tudor monarchy : authority and image in sixteenth-century England
Title
Selling the Tudor monarchy
Title remainder
authority and image in sixteenth-century England
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Sharpe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The management of image in the service of power is a familiar tool of twenty-first century politics. Here a leading historian reveals how, from even before the Reformation, the Tudors sought to sustain and enhance their authority by representing themselves to their people through the media of building, print, art, material culture and speech. Deploying what we might now describe as 'spin', Tudor rulers worked actively as patrons and popularisers to present themselves to the best advantage. Familiarity, however, brought risk. The art of royal representation was a delicate balance between mystification and popularisation ... Yet relentless promotion of the royal image had desacralised it, leaving a difficult legacy for their Stuart successors. This first sustained analysis of the verbal and visual representations of Tudor power embraces art history, literary studies and the history of consumption and material culture ..."--Book jacket flap
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DLC
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Sharpe, Kevin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monarchy
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Selling the Tudor monarchy : authority and image in sixteenth-century England, Kevin Sharpe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [482]-572) and index
Contents
Representing rule: terms, premises, approaches -- Founding a dynasty, forging an image -- Writing reformation -- Images of royal supremacy -- Performing supremacy -- Contesting supremacy -- Representations of Edward VI -- Images of Mary Tudor -- The words of a queen -- 'The portrait and picture of the Queen's majesty' -- 'Viewed and beheld of all men': Queen Elizabeth and the performance of majesty -- Contesting and appropriating Elizabeth
Control code
ocn234298254
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxix, 588 p.
Isbn
9780300140989
Lccn
2009920918
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Selling the Tudor monarchy : authority and image in sixteenth-century England, Kevin Sharpe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [482]-572) and index
Contents
Representing rule: terms, premises, approaches -- Founding a dynasty, forging an image -- Writing reformation -- Images of royal supremacy -- Performing supremacy -- Contesting supremacy -- Representations of Edward VI -- Images of Mary Tudor -- The words of a queen -- 'The portrait and picture of the Queen's majesty' -- 'Viewed and beheld of all men': Queen Elizabeth and the performance of majesty -- Contesting and appropriating Elizabeth
Control code
ocn234298254
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxix, 588 p.
Isbn
9780300140989
Lccn
2009920918
Other physical details
ill.

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