Staines, John D.

The Tragic Histories of Mary Queen of Scots, 1560-1690: Rhetoric, Passions, and Political Literature

Published: Farnham: Ashgate, 2009

Date: [ 2009 ]

ix, 278 p. : ill. Slight shelfwear, bumping of corners. Footnotes with bibliographical references. Bibliography: (p. [237]-266)

Contents: Introduction : Mary's tragedy and public rhetoric in an age of reform and revolution -- Character, passion, and political rhetoric in Buchanan's Tragic history of the Queen of Scots -- Mary's passions made public : other early versions of her tragic fall -- The tragedy at Fotheringhay -- Guile and public representation : Mary's tragedy in book five of The faerie queene -- "out of this lamentable fortune" : Mary's tragedy and the royal succession -- Charles's grandmother and the rhetoric of revolution.

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