Halloween is just around the corner so here are some ghoulish books to get your into the spooky spirit!
How different might the first years of the English Reformation look if we try to view them forwards rather than backwards, remembering that the first generation of converts to reform were not early ‘Protestants,’ but late medieval Catholic Christians?
British author Philippa Gregory delighted a packed auditorium last night in Toronto, as she spoke about the way she writes historical fiction, her views on Henry VIII, and the travails of going on tour.
This thesis looks at three themes in representations of the Queen in Elizabethan literature. They are: the problem of representing a female ruler; the relation between the cult of Elizabeth and the cult of the Virgin Mary; and representations of Elizabeth as Cynthia, the moon-goddess. These topics are seen as focal points for problematic issues in panegyric.
"The lying'st knave in Christendom": The Development of Disability in the False Miracle of St. Alban's
What none of these studies have examined, however, is the performance of disability at the center of the St. Alban’s episode.
The primary objective is to examine the impact of the Reformation upon private devotional practices of individuals within the royal household.