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The Legacy of Boadicea

Gender and Nation in Early Modern England, 1st Edition

By Jodi Mikalachki


218 pages

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Paperback: 9780415182645
pub: 1998-05-07
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The Legacy of Boadicea explores the construction of personal and national identities in early modern England. It highlights the problems and anxieties of national identity in a nation with no native classical past.

Written in an accessible style, The Legacy of Boadicea:

* offers powerful new readings of the ancient British past in Shakespeare's King Lear and Cymbeline

* persuasively illuminates a 'Boadicean' heritage in royal iconography, drama, and the social symptoms of religious dissent

* articulates parallels between the eventual domestication of Britain's warrior queen in Restoration drama, and the social, political and legal decline in the status of women.


'Anyone involved in the history, culture or literature of early modern England should find her book indispensable' - N'ora S'ellei, HJEAS

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