John Nichols's The Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth: Volume I : 1533 to 1571 Hardback
Edited by Elizabeth (Associate Fellow, Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwic Goldring, Faith (Associate Fellow, Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick) Eales, Elizabeth (Professor, Department of English, University of Warwick) Clarke, Jayne Elisabeth (Lecturer in Medieval and Renaissance Literature, Department of English, Abe Archer
Part of the John Nichols's The Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth series
John Nichols's The Progresses of Queen Elizabeth (1788-1823) has long been an indispensable reference tool for scholars working on Elizabethan court and culture - despite the serious limitations of an antiquarian edition now two centuries old.
This old-spelling edition of the early modern materials contained in Nichols's Progresses is edited to high and consistent standards, and based on a critical re-examination of printed and manuscript sources.
It isstructured by a narrative of the two sets of annual progresses undertaken by Queen Elizabeth I: the 'summer progresses,' when Elizabeth travelled throughout southern England and the Midlands, visiting cities as far afield as Bristol, Coventry, Norwich, and Southampton; and the 'winter progresses,' when Elizabethmoved between her residences in and around London, including Richmond, Hampton Court, and Whitehall.
New editions of the major progress entertainments - Kenilworth, Woodstock, Elvetham, Cowdray, Ditchley, and Harefield - are set alongside accounts of civic receptions, tilts and Accession Day entertainments, and non-dramatic texts, many of which have not been published since Nichols, including verses delivered by Eton scholars before the Queen (1563); John Lesley's Oratio (1574); GabrielHarvey's Gratulationum Valdinensium (1578); and the Oxford and Cambridge verses on the death of Queen Elizabeth (1603).
The editions are supported by translations of all non-English material, full scholarly annotation, illustrations, and maps.
This will make John Nichols's The Progresses and PublicProcessions of Queen Elizabeth: A New Edition of the Early Modern Sources the most comprehensive collection of early modern texts pertaining to the court and culture of Queen Elizabeth. Volume I covers the years from 1533 to 1571.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 758 pages, numerous black-and-white halftones, 4 colour plates, maps
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 23/01/2014
- Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
- ISBN: 9780199551385