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Six Holograph Letters in French from Queen Elizabeth I to the Duke of Anjou: Texts and Analysis

Coatalen, Guillaume and Gibson, Jonathan (2014). Six Holograph Letters in French from Queen Elizabeth I to the Duke of Anjou: Texts and Analysis. In: Bajetta, Carlo M.; Coatalen, Guillaume and Gibson, Jonathan eds. Elizabeth I’s Foreign Correspondence: Letters, Rhetoric, and Politics. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 27–62.

URL: https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137448408
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Abstract

The long, elaborate and ultimately futile attempt to negotiate a marriage between Elizabeth I and the Duke of Anjou is one of the most celebrated episodes in Elizabeth's reign. It is surprising, therefore, that very little scholarly work has appeared on the letters between the two principals, many of which are preserved at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. This chapter provides for the first time fully annotated texts and translations of six of the most important letters from Elizabeth to Anjou, together with an overview of the correspondence and marriage negotiations as a whole. The political contexts of these letters have been freshly researched for this chapter and new, reliable dating of them has been provided.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2014 Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1-137-44840-7, 978-1-137-44840-8
Keywords: Elizabeth I; Duke of Anjou; letters; manuscript studies; early modern history
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > English & Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: History of Books and Reading (HOBAR)
Item ID: 58512
Depositing User: Jonathan Gibson
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2019 16:14
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:54
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/58512
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