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Mary Queen of Scots and French Public Opinion, 1542-1600 - A. Wilkinson

Mary Queen of Scots and French Public Opinion, 1542-1600

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The French Wars of Religion were more than a battle for outright military victory. They were also a battle for the hearts and minds of the population of France. In this struggle to win over public opinion, often apparently peripheral issues could be engaged to make partisan points. Such was the case with the polemical literature surrounding Mary Queen of Scots. Based on major new bibliographic research, this study charts the evolving relationship between Mary and French public opinion.

List of Figures and Tablesp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
List of Abbreviationsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Mary Queen of Scots: A French Lifep. 11
The Public Face of France's Relationship with the Queen, 1548-85p. 37
A courtly portrait of Mary Queen of Scotsp. 39
The celebration of the union between Francois and Mary in 1558p. 43
The peace of 1559, the death of Henri II and the reign of Francois IIp. 49
The war in Scotland, 1559-60p. 52
The French attitude to Mary and England following the death of Francois II, 1561-8p. 53
The imprisonment of Maryp. 61
'It is generally put into men's heads that they are only executed in England for consicence and not for treason': Persecution of Catholicism in England and the French Catholic press, 1582-5p. 72
Conclusionp. 78
The Huguenot Image of Mary Queen of Scotsp. 79
Spreading News of the Execution: Mary Queen of Scots and the Parisian Catholic Leaguep. 103
The disturbances at St Severinp. 106
Printp. 109
Placards, images and versep. 118
Sermonsp. 121
Rumourp. 123
Orchestrationp. 125
Conclusionp. 126
A Catholic Tragedy: The Radical Image of a Martyred Queenp. 128
The execution narrativep. 129
The image of the martyred Mary within the context of the 'English example'p. 140
The images of Mary Queen of Scots and England as radical propagandap. 152
Conclusionp. 156
Conclusionp. 157
From politics to historical dramap. 157
House of Guise: Lines of Guise, Mayenne and Aumalep. 160
Notes and Referencesp. 161
Bibliographyp. 212
Indexp. 232
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ISBN: 9781403920393
ISBN-10: 1403920397
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 239
Published: 1st September 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1