The Name of a Queen: William Fleetwood's Itinerarium ad by Dennis Moore Charles Beem

By Dennis Moore Charles Beem

Why should still a lady be allowed to rule with an analogous powers as a king? Readers can be stunned to find that the guy who asks this debatable query is none except Queen Elizabeth's favourite Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. available to supply solutions are statesman and poet Thomas Sackville, Lord Buckhurst; and William Fleetwood, Recorder of London, who studies their 1575 dialog in Itinerarium advert Windsor. The identify of a Queen provides an annotated variation of Itinerarium, plus essays via a workforce of major students who interpret and contextualize Fleetwood's discussion. This serious version and the accompanying contextual essays will make on hand to students and scholars alike this outstanding dialogue of the shape and nature of English regnant queenship, which supplies a useful instrument for gaining a better realizing of latest notions of and underlying fears about the efficacy and desirability of lady rule in Elizabethan England.

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By Dennis Moore Charles Beem

Why should still a lady be allowed to rule with an analogous powers as a king? Readers can be stunned to find that the guy who asks this debatable query is none except Queen Elizabeth's favourite Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. available to supply solutions are statesman and poet Thomas Sackville, Lord Buckhurst; and William Fleetwood, Recorder of London, who studies their 1575 dialog in Itinerarium advert Windsor. The identify of a Queen provides an annotated variation of Itinerarium, plus essays via a workforce of major students who interpret and contextualize Fleetwood's discussion. This serious version and the accompanying contextual essays will make on hand to students and scholars alike this outstanding dialogue of the shape and nature of English regnant queenship, which supplies a useful instrument for gaining a better realizing of latest notions of and underlying fears about the efficacy and desirability of lady rule in Elizabethan England.

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17. v. : 11a (mental disposition, character) and 13 (a characteristic attribute of someone or something). A secondary facetious or metaphorical use of definition 3 (a legal agreement) is also possible. OED tags all three senses as obsolete. 18. Antiquary in the relevant sense was a recent enough coinage to justify the earl’s question, the first citation in OED Online being from the 1587 Holinshed. OED Online does not cite antiquarian until the seventeenth century, although in 1590 Fleetwood addresses Sir Thomas Heneage as “a near antiquarian” in the epistle dedicatory to his treatise on the Duchy of Lancaster.

7. Catalogue of the Harleian Manuscripts, 3:345. MS Harley 6234 has the binding William A. Jackson describes as typical of Gwynne’s collection, with his name stamped in gold on the upper cover and E. G. , 15 (1934): 90–96. The volume also bears the armorial bookplate of John Holles, Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne (1662–1711): Cyril Ernest Wright, Fontes Harleiani: A Study of the Sources of the Harleian Collection of Manuscripts . . (London: British Museum, 1972), 193. 8. 8; Selden, App. 10, and App.

My Lord of Buckhurst, yow see now by this argument what the lawe of the crowne is: that a woman may as lawfully inheritte Fleetwood’s Itinerarium ad Windsor 33 the regall office and dignitie of the crowne as may a man. But what other thing hath your lordship redd of this matter? Buckhurst. We knowe that God hath determined this matter longe since, for thus saith God with His owne mouth in the booke of Nombers, chapter 27, “Si homo moreatur absque filio, ad filiam eius transibit haereditas”: If a man die without a sonne, his inheritance shall passe unto his daughter.

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