Queen Elizabeth

Author: John Ernest Neale

Publisher: N.A



Page: 430

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Elizabeth's Glass

Author: Marc Shell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Christian poetry, French

Page: 390

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As a girl of eleven, Elizabeth I translated into English a poem by Marguerite of Navarre on incest, spiritual and physical. Four years later her translation, tided "The Glass of the Sinful Soul," was published by the Protestant reformer John Bale. However ingenuous Elizabeth may have been at eleven, she surely realized the implications of the tract when she permitted new editions in 1568, 1582, and 1590. Its bearing on her own family and her precarious hold on the throne was all too obvious when dissenters accused both her father, Henry VIII, and her mother, Ann Boleyn, of adultery; when her father had sought to annul his first marriage on grounds of incest, when her mother was accused by Henry of incest, and when Elizabeth herself was deemed a bastard. Making Elizabeth's little-known work readily available to today's scholars, Elizabeth's Glass includes a photographic reproduction of Elizabeth's manuscript and a modern transcription, as well as John Bale's additions to his 1548 edition. In an erudite and penetrating introduction, Marc Shell investigates the complex political, familial, theological, and ecclesiastical forces that made Elizabeth acutely conscious of incest and made her translation an emblem of a controversy that stormed throughout Reformation Europe.


Author: Maura Seger

Publisher: Harlequin Books

ISBN: 9780373970483

Category: Fiction

Page: 349

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In the aftermath of the Civil War, beautiful Elizabeth Calvert and dashing Drake Bennington find their marriage filled with as much conflict and emotion as the war itself and threatened by a vengeful figure from the past


Author: Elizabeth Bowen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ireland

Page: 328

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Dear Elizabeth

Author: May Swenson,Elizabeth Bishop

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poetry

Page: 40

View: 4908

In Dear Elizabeth, three letters and five poems from Swenson to Bishop, including an unfinished draft never published before, are gathered into one small volume with an insightful essay by scholar and poet Kirstin Hotelling Zona. This brief but intense collection offers a surprising and revealing glimpse of a complicated relationship between two very different women and very different poets, both of whom made unquestionably major contributions to American poetry of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET.