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Image Wars: Kings and Commonwealths in England, 1603-1660

Kevin Sharpe


This book explores image, power, and communication in early modern England and examines their importance during the turbulent seventeenth century. Tudor authority was constructed and enhanced by the representation of rule in words, portraits, and artefacts, and in rituals and performances. Although the new dynasty that succeeded faced many problems, not the least of which was the very success of Elizabeth in personalizing her authority, the opening of England, after peace with Spain, to greater continental influences presented a myriad of opportunities. Travel to Catholic countries introduced ... More

Keywords: Tudor, early modern England, Commonwealth, portraits, rituals, Englishmen, monarchy, early modern Europe, peace with Spain, kingship

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780300162004
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300162004.001.0001


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Kevin Sharpe, author

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