Includes bibliographical references (p. -310) and index
Introduction: It’s good to be queen / Robert Bucholz & Carole Levin -- "Greater by marriage" : the matrimonial career of the Empress Matilda / Charles Beem -- Widow princess or neglected queen? Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII, and English public opinion, 1533-1536 / Timothy G. Elston -- "Most godly heart fraight with al mercie" : queens’ mercy during the reigns of Mary I and Elizabeth I / Sarah Duncan -- Princess Elizabeth travels across her kingdom : in life, in text, and on stage / Carole Levin -- Marriage a la mode, 1559 : Elisabeth de Valois, Elizabeth I, and the changing practice of dynastic marriage / John Watkins -- Queen Solomon : an international Elizabeth I in 1569 / Linda S. Shenk -- The virgin and the widow : the political finesse of Elizabeth I and Catherine de’ Medici / Elaine Kruse -- Crafting queens : early modern readings of Esther / Michele Osherow -- "Shine like an angel with thy starry crown" : Queen Elizabeth the angelic / Anna Riehl -- Shakespeare’s Queen Cleopatra : an act of translation / Richardine Woodall -- "She is the man, and raignes" : popular representations of Henrietta Maria during the English civil wars / Michelle A. White -- Sex and the single queen : the erotic lives of Elizabeth Tudor in seventeenth-century England / Marjorie Swann -- The "stomach of a queen," or size matters : gender, body image, and the historical reputation of Queen Anne / Robert Bucholz -- Two poems / Amber Harris Leichner.
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