The Sidneys of Penshurst and the Monarchy, 1500-1700

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - Всего страниц: 188
The Sidneys rank amongst the most influential families in early modern England, and can count amongst their number many of leading lights of the Tudor and Stuart period. From the Elizabethan poet and soldier Philip, to the republican Algernon, the Sidney family were intimately bound up with the political, cultural and courtly life of early modern England. Taking a broadly chronological approach, this volume offers an overview of the Sidneys across several generations. By analysing various individuals and their writings, an intriguing new perspective is offered, not only on the culture of English politics, but also on the self-perception and ambitions of a leading renaissance family. During the Tudor period their long and fruitful (but sometimes problematical) association with the Dudley family in court and royal affairs is reassessed with regard to their relations with Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.

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The Dudleys and Sidneys 15541572
The Ascendancy of Philip Sidney 15721577
Great Expectations for the Sidneys 15771585
The Last Years of Queen Elizabeth 15851603
The Sidneys and King James I 16031621
The Sidneys and Royal Service 16211644
The Survival of the Sidneys 16441700
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Michael G. Brennan is Professor of Renaissance Studies at the School of English, University of Leeds, UK.

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