Feting the Queen: Civic Entertainments and the Elizabethan Progress - Massachusetts Studies in Early Modern Culture (Hardback)
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Feting the Queen: Civic Entertainments and the Elizabethan Progress - Massachusetts Studies in Early Modern Culture (Hardback)

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In a 1572 visit to Warwick, Queen Elizabeth looked out the window of her lodgings and saw local people dancing in the courtyard, a seemingly spontaneous performance meant to entertain her. During her travels, she was treated to fireworks, theatrical performances, and lavish banquets. Reconstructing the formal and informal events that took place throughout Elizabeth's progress visits, events rich in pageantry and ceremony, John M. Adrian demonstrates how communities communicated their character, as well as their financial and political needs, to noble guests.

While previous scholars have studied Elizabeth I and her visits to the homes of influential courtiers, Feting the Queen places a new emphasis on the civic communities that hosted the monarch and their efforts to secure much needed support. Case studies of the university and cathedral cities of Oxford, Canterbury, Sandwich, Bristol, Worcester, and Norwich focus on the concepts of hospitality and space-including the intimate details of the built environment.

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781625346285
Number of pages: 376
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

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