Henrietta Maria: Piety, Politics and Patronage (Women and by Erin Griffey

By Erin Griffey

Compiled through artwork historians, literary students, musicologists, and historians, this essay assortment is an leading edge and interdisciplinary research of Queen Henrietta Maria and her multi-faceted roles and tasks. components of the queen's renowned biography - her ecu identification and religious Catholic religion - are just part of the backdrop opposed to which Henrietta Maria is re-considered. Drawing at the services of a world workforce of students from various disciplines, those essays discover and shed new mild at the Queen's a variety of roles: a client of acting and visible arts with style and impact resembling her husband's, her salient political place among the French and English courts, and her political sentiments on the outbreak of the English Civil battle. via state-of-the-art archival examine that comes with investigations into loved ones bills and private correspondence, this assortment eventually offers a brand new evaluate of girl strength and impression on the early glossy court docket. What turns into strikingly obtrusive is that Henrietta Maria had a different and profound impression on fabric and political tradition that merits the eye of paintings background, literature, theatre, and musicology scholars.

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