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No other woman in world history has been of such compulsive interest as Elizabeth Tudor. While the rest of the 16th century Europe was subject to the bloodshed of religious war, Tudor peace brought England its great flowering of the arts. Central to that flowering was the enigmatic legend of the Queen herself, a myth deliberately created and sustained over four decades by public spectacle and courtly chivalry, by private sonnet and official oration.
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A unique and lavishly illustrated study by the bestelling author of THE STORY OF BRITAIN - essential reading for anyone interested in the Elizabethan era.From the Back Cover:
A learned and beautifully produced book...splendid.' A.L. Rowse, Sunday Telegraph
No other woman in world history has been of such compulsive interest as Elizabeth Tudor. While the rest of sixteenth-century Europe was subject to the bloodshed of religious war, Tudor peace brought England its great flowering of the arts. Central to that flowering was the enigmatic legend of the Queen herself, a myth deliberately created and sustained over four decades by public spectacle and courtly chivalry, by private sonnet and official oration - the arts moving in concert in homage to an earthly deity.
This is the thread which is followed in this book, as the source and meaning of the most famous and potent of all Elizabethan pictures and pageantry are unravelled: of Nicholas Hilliard's hypnotic Young Man amongst Roses, the famous Blackfriars Procession, the Ermine and Rainbow portraits of the Queen, the story picture of Sir Henry Unton, the festivals of Accession Day, and the ritual of the Garter.
In this fascinating and lavishly illustrated book, the fruit of nearly twenty years of research, Roy Strong fuses history, politics, religion, literature and the visual arts into a unique revelation of what actually constituted the Elizabethan image. The illustrations, through choice of telling detail and illuminating juxtaposition, develop further the iconographic exploration of the Elizabethan era.
'The scholarship of The Cult of Elizabeth is brilliant.' Peter Conrad, New Statesman
'A scholarly, sophisticated, superbly illustrated study.' Christopher Hill, New York Review
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Book Description Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1987. Paperback. Condition: Good. Minor shelf wear Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # wbb0015363036
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Book Description Thames & Hudson Ltd 1987-09-14, 1987. Paperback. Condition: Good. Item is in good condition. Some moderate creases and wear. This item may not come with CDs or additional parts including access codes for textbooks. Might be an ex-library copy and contain writing/highlighting. Photos are stock pictures and not of the actual item. Seller Inventory # DS-0500274320-3
Book Description Thames & Hudson, London, 1987. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good -. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Very good - copy. (see picture) 227 pages all clean,tight and bright. 91 illustrations.The cover has some edgewear and a crease on the front bottom right corner. Seller Inventory # 005701
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR009652409
Book Description Thames & Hudson Ltd, UK, 1987. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 2nd Edition. Softback 1987 1st paperback edition in Near Fine condition; 227 pages with 90 b/w illustrations. 10 x 7 inches. Seller Inventory # 010206