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Author Steen, Charlie R.

Title Margaret of Parma : a life / by Charlie R. Steen.

Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  949.203092 MARG/ STEE    DUE 15-08-19
Physical description vi, 321 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions, 1573-4188 ; volume 174
Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions ; v. 174.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-316) and index.
Contents The Emperor's Daughter : a Political Offering: A child of the Netherlands; The medici marriage; The farnese marriage; Duchess of Parma -- Return to the Netherlands: Meeting Philip II; Choosing Margaret as regent; A new court -- Lost Illusions: New court, new hopes, new obstacles; The calvinist challenge and the conflict over Granvelle -- Mingling Delight with Disaster: "Strange, variable, and dangerous times"; Extravagance in the midst of want; The Segovia woods letter -- The Confederate Spring: Challenging Margaret; Fatal mission to Madrid; The effects of the accord; The grip of calvinism -- The Calvinist Insurrection: A fury of evil; A new accord; Calculated concessions -- Disordered and Hateful Times: A dexterous and devious response; Margaret's plan to restore order; Counter-attack -- Uneasy Victory: Capturing tournai; Rejection -- Poisoned Peace: Restoring rule; Royal Intransigence -- Disgrace, Torment, and Shame: Resistance to Alva; Futile pleas to Philip II -- Madama Margarita: Talent and energy Unbound; Wasted time in the Netherlands; Final years -- Bibliography -- Index.
Subject Margaret, of Austria, Duchess of Parma, 1522-1586.
Regents -- Netherlands -- Biography.
Netherlands -- History -- Eighty Years' War, 1568-1648.
Italy -- History -- 16th century.
ISBN 9789004257443