'Shrew'd Politics: Bess of Hardwick and Female Political Agency in Elizabethan England.

Bowe, Hollis.
2017-04-18T13:53:43.042Z

Abstract: This thesis examines how women effectively exercised political influence within the constraints imposed by the patriarchal Elizabethan society. It explores how Bess of Hardwick (1521-1608), the Countess of Shrewsbury and gentlewoman of Queen Elizabeth's privy chamber, manipulated the social limitations of her gender to wield unprecedented social and political influence in 16th-century En... read more

Subjects
Tufts University. Department of History.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/011271
ID: tufts:20746
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