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Mary Tudor Old and New Perspectives by Susan Doran, Mr. Thomas S. Freeman


Mary Tudor Old and New Perspectives by Susan Doran, Mr. Thomas S. Freeman

This collection of interdisciplinary essays examines the origins and growth of Mary Tudor's historical reputation, from the reign of Elizabeth I up to the 20th century. Re-appraising aspects of her reign that have been misrepresented the book creates a more balanced, objective portrait of England's last Catholic, and first female, monarch.


'This excellent collection of essays should do much to question assumptions and dispel prejudice, as well as making a substantial contribution to our knowledge and understanding of Mary and her reign.' -Lucy Wooding, King's College London, Recusant History'

About the Author

SUSAN DORAN is a Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, University of Oxford, UK. She is the author of many books and articles on the Tudor period, including Monarchy and Matrimony: The Courtships of Elizabeth I, Elizabeth I in the British Library Historic Lives series and Mary Queen of Scots: An Illustrated Life. She is the co-editor (with Thomas S. Freeman) of The Myth of Elizabeth and Tudors and Stuarts on Film (Palgrave Macmillan).THOMAS S. FREEMAN was the Research Officer for the British Academy John Foxe Project and is now affiliated with the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University. He is the co-editor (with Thomas F. Mayer) of Martyrs and Martyrdom in England, 1400-1700 and (with Susan Doran) of The Myth of Elizabeth and Tudors and Stuarts on Film. He is the co-author (with Elizabeth Evenden) of Religion and the Book in Early Modern England: The Making of Foxe's 'Book of Martyrs'.

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Publication date

21st June 2011


Susan Doran, Mr. Thomas S. Freeman

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Palgrave an imprint of Palgrave Macmillan


360 pages


Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700



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