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G. W. M. Reynolds and The Mysteries of London
Rob Breton

and interprets what he sees: At that time Victoria was yet a virgin-queen. If not strictly beautiful, her countenance was very pleasing. Her light brown hair was worn quite plain; her blue eyes were animated with intellect; and when she smiled, her lips revealed a set of teeth white as Oriental pearls. Her bust was magnificent, and her figure good, in spite of the lowness of her stature. 1 That the young queen was not shy to display her bust is known, but to place a working-class boy so near to it, and to have a novelist feel so free as to comment on it

in The penny politics of Victorian popular fiction
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Final vistas of Spenser and Shakespeare
Robert Lanier Reid

’ democratizing impulse rather than the elitist ‘chivalric theme’ of the epic. The second, more prominent human presence in the Cantos is implied in the antics of pagan gods. A mingled human-and-divine figuration occurs throughout The Faerie Queene , especially in so far as the Olympians are flattering mirrors for great lords and a virgin queen. To analyse the gods is to anatomize the

in Renaissance psychologies
Accounts of the quatorzain in Italy, France and England in the second half of the sixteenth century
Carlo Alberto Girotto, Jean-Charles Monferran, and Rémi Vuillemin

-Catholic policies were gaining ground at the same time as Elizabeth’s propagandists relied on a largely Catholic imagery to exacerbate her image as their post-Armada triumphant Virgin Queen. Despite the Englishing of the sonnet from the 1530s until the end of the century, one cannot help but wonder if the quatorzain was ever seen in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England as

in The early modern English sonnet
Theatre plays as television drama since 1930
John Wyver

Shakespeare, could be employed both to fulfil the public service obligations of the BBC as well as to advance other agendas. This Sunday night was just ten days after the start of commercial television in the London area. The mobilisation of Shaw and the Virgin Queen, as well as of Stratford, Shakespeare and Falstaff, was a potent reminder of the BBC’s alignment with the values of a traditional national culture

in Screen plays

all’. 4 The College persisted, but its continuation was until 1578 in doubt. There was, in addition, the very real possibility that the virgin queen would die and that England would revert to Rome: the last Catholic Warden of Manchester, Laurence Vaux, who was ousted in 1559, was still looking forward in 1573 to a time when ‘the college should be restored to the Catholic faith, or … Catholics should live in it’, and he was not alone in such hopes. 5 Only with the benefit of hindsight does that possibility

in Manchester Cathedral
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James Doelman

’. See Brady, English Funerary Elegy , pp. 84–5, on the immediacy of the heir replacing the dead monarch in the funerary process. 66 Catherine Loomis , The Death of Elizabeth I: Remembering and Reconstructing the Virgin Queen ( New York : Palgrave Macmillan , 2010 ), pp. 47

in The daring muse of the early Stuart funeral elegy
Victor Skretkowicz

daughter in law, and confirmed the liking, wherewith before he had receiued hir as his wife. (O4v). Day seems to understand that this was neither a tactful question to raise at a celebration honouring the Virgin Queen, nor one calculated to endear him to his new patron, Hatton. Following rural festivities, Dionysophanes takes the wedding party into the

in European erotic romance
Victor Skretkowicz

to the text consciously injects a political message of considerable urgency: ‘O most mightie prince, it behooueth you now to looke about you, and to suppresse these manifolde vices, which lately are growen vp in this common wealth’ (T3v). Here Burton may be alluding to Edward Squire’s plot to assassinate the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I, in 1596. During the course of his long

in European erotic romance
Alexander Samson

SAMSON 9781526142238 PRINT.indd 144 10/12/2019 14:42 ANTI-SPANISH SENTIMENT 145 ethnicall talke’ was for Ponet unfit for the ears of our first ‘virgin Queen’.47 The allusion to the queen’s virginity puts the moment of composition between the publication of Gardiner’s treatise in May and the day of the queen’s marriage, 25th July 1554. This gives a sense of the speed with which publication kept pace with political developments and the alacrity of responses by Reformers to what was happening, even when they were not in the country. Thomas Wilson’s The Arte of

in Mary and Philip
Tom Betteridge

works as The Mirror. There was, however, a problem in rejecting a Henrician or an early Edwardian model of government. Henry’s government had claimed legitimacy on the basis of its rigour, Edward’s by appealing for popular support. In A Declaration the Elizabethan regime defined itself in an almost entirely negative way; it did not persecute, exact obedience from the Queen’s subjects or pass many new, unnecessary laws. As is well known, the positive side of Elizabeth’s rule was provided by the creation of the myth of the Virgin Queen. However, this was a development

in Literature and politics in the English Reformation