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Doubtful and dangerous: The question of succession in late Elizabethan England

Susan Doran and Paulina Kewes


Doubtful and Dangerous examines the pivotal influence of the succession question on the politics, religion and culture of the post-Armada years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. Although the earlier Elizabethan succession controversy has long captured the interest of historians and literary scholars, the later period has suffered from relative obscurity. Our book remedies this situation. Taking a thematic and interdisciplinary approach, individual chapters demonstrate that key late Elizabethan texts – literary, political and polemical – cannot be understood without reference to the succession. The c ... More

Keywords: succession, Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots, James VI and I, Parliament, Catholics, Protestants, Puritans, Polemic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719086069
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719086069.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Doran, editor
Jesus College, Oxford

Paulina Kewes, editor
Jesus College, Oxford

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Part I Contexts and approaches

Part II Religion and politics

Part III The court

Part IV Imaginative writings and the wider public world

Part V Britain and beyond


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