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OF CRYMSEN TISSUE: THE CONSTRUCTION OF A QUEEN. IDENTITY, LEGITIMACY AND THE WARDROBE OF MARY TUDOR

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dc.contributor.author Doda, Hilary
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-15T18:01:20Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-15T18:01:20Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14360
dc.description A work discussing Mary Tudor (Mary I)'s use of clothing as a political tool in mid-sixteenth century England. Includes transcriptions of warrants from the wardrobe of the robes from 1547, 1557, 1558. en_US
dc.description.abstract Clothing, together with other bodily adornments, is a valuable tool for communicating loyalty, identity and status. The coded messages inherent in the interplay between garments, bodies and society play a fundamental role in political culture, and the early modern era was no exception. The example of Mary I of England and her wardrobe choices demonstrates precisely how useful this tool could be. Through examination of previously-unpublished warrants, information from Privy Purse records, contemporary accounts and portraiture, this thesis analyzes the contents of and changes in Mary I’s wardrobe through the course of her adult life. By examining what the queen wore and when, patterns emerge that correlate with important parts of her political strategies. The first queen regnant, Mary used her wardrobe as a vital tool in the construction of her identity and self-representation, and as a means of navigating through the political and domestic upheavals that threatened her authority. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Tudor, clothing, Mary I, Henry VIII, history of fashion, english dress, spanish dress, wardrobe of the robes en_US
dc.title OF CRYMSEN TISSUE: THE CONSTRUCTION OF A QUEEN. IDENTITY, LEGITIMACY AND THE WARDROBE OF MARY TUDOR en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.date.defence 2011-12-13
dc.contributor.department Department of History en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Arts en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner Lynn Sorge-English en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Justin Robertson en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Cynthia Neville en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Krista Kesselring en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US


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