Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe : Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette, Hardback Book

Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe : Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette Hardback

Part of the Queenship and Power series

Description

Queen Marie Antoinette, wife of King Louis XVI of France and Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of King Charles I of England were two of the most notorious queens in European history.

They both faced accusations that they had transgressed social, gender and regional norms, and attempted to defend themselves against negative reactions to their behavior.

Each queen engaged with the debates of her time concerning the place of women within their families, religion, politics, the public sphere and court culture and attempted to counter criticism of her foreign origins and political influence.

The impeachment of Henrietta Maria in 1643 and trial and execution of Marie Antoinette in 1793 were also trials of monarchical government that shaped the English Civil Wars and French Revolution.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 273 pages, XII, 273 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781137497727

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