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The Monuments of Elizabeth Tudor and Mary Stuart: King James and the Manipulation of Memory

Sherlock, Peter (2007) The Monuments of Elizabeth Tudor and Mary Stuart: King James and the Manipulation of Memory. Journal of British Studies, 46 (2). pp. 263-289. ISSN 0021-9371

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Abstract

This article traces the construction of the monuments of Elizabeth I of England and Mary Queen of Scots in Westminster Abbey from 1603 to 1612. It proves conclusively that the tombs were conceived at the same time, and were constructed on the initiative of the king himself. It demonstrates how James VI and I rewrote his own past and that of his two kingdoms, rehabilitating his mother and attempting to define how his English predecessor would be remembered. Although James did not control the memory of either woman, the tombs had lasting impact.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: British history memory monuments Elizabeth I
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950504 Understanding Europe's Past
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: A - Humanities, general
College/Association with University of Divinity: Other UFT: United Faculty of Theology
Depositing User: Dr Peter Sherlock
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2010 02:31
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2012 03:33
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/546

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