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Published: 07 March 2016

544 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198753995

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Bad Queen Bess?

Libels, Secret Histories and the Politics of Publicity in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I

Peter Lake

  • Puts Catholic polemical and political activity at the center of Elizabethan politics
  • Focuses on the emergence of a style of public politics consequent on the religious conflicts and uncertainties of the age
  • Emphasises the interaction between performance, manuscript, rumor, and print in the conduct of public politics, both by the state and its enemies
  • Draws upon the emergent genre of the libellous secret history as a type of historical analysis