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Author Woodward, Jennifer, 1966-

Title The theatre of death : the ritual management of royal funerals in Renaissance England, 1570-1625 / Jennifer Woodward.

Published Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY, USA : Boydell Press, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  393.08621 WOOD    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 250 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-242) and index.
Contents The English Succession 1485-1625 -- The French Succession 1515-1610 -- The Theatre of Death: An Introduction -- 1. The Heraldic Funeral in Renaissance England -- 2. Funeral Ritual and the Reformation -- 3. The Renaissance Royal Funeral and Succession Rituals: England and France -- 4. The 1587 Funerals of Mary Queen of Scots -- 5. The Royal Funeral of Elizabeth I (1603) -- 6. Religion and Culture under the Early Stuarts -- 7. Playing with Death: The Exploitation and Subversion of Funeral Ritual (1603-1625) -- 8. The Funeral of Prince Henry Stuart (1612) -- 9. The Funeral of Anne of Denmark (1619) -- 10. The Funeral of King James (1625) -- App. I. The Funeral Procession of Elizabeth I (1603) -- App. II. The Funeral Rites of Charles IX of France (1574).
Summary English royal funeral ceremony from Mary, Queen of Scots to James I gives fascinating insight into the relationship between power and ritual at the renaissance court.
Subject Funeral rites and ceremonies -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Nobility -- England -- Heraldry.
Renaissance -- England.
Reformation -- England.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Death and burial.
England -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 0851157041 (hardback : acid-free paper)