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Militant Masculinity and the Monuments of Westminster Abbey

Sherlock, Peter (2011) Militant Masculinity and the Monuments of Westminster Abbey. In: Governing Masculinities in the Early Modern Period: Regulating Selves and Others. Women and Gender in the Early Modern World, eds. Broomhall, Susan and Van Gent, Jacqueline. Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey, pp. 131-152. ISBN 9781409432388

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This chapter demonstrates that in the early seventeenth-century militarism emerged as a new theme in the monuments of Westminster Abbey, drawing on earlier medieval valorisation of war but now inflected with Protestant nationalism. Masculinity as it was represented in commemorative objects became strongly associated with militant force, emphasising the role of war and conquest in early modern government.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: gender, England, war, history, memory, Protestantism
Fields of Research: 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British 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: 16 Feb 2012 01:01
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2012 01:01
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/940

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