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dc.contributor.authorDoda, Hilary
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-15T18:01:20Z
dc.date.available2011-12-15T18:01:20Z
dc.date.issued2011-12-15
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/14360
dc.descriptionA 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.abstractClothing, 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 Through examination of previously-unpublished warrants, information from Privy Purse records, contemporary accounts and portraiture, this thesis analyzes the contents of and changes in Mary I’s wardrobe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.isoenen_US
dc.subjectTudor, clothing, Mary I, Henry VIII, history of fashion, english dress, spanish dress, wardrobe of the robesen_US
dc.titleOF CRYMSEN TISSUE: THE CONSTRUCTION OF A QUEEN. IDENTITY, LEGITIMACY AND THE WARDROBE OF MARY TUDORen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.defence2011-12-13
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerLynn Sorge-Englishen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorJustin Robertsonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerCynthia Nevilleen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorKrista Kesselringen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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