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Anna of DenmarkThe material and visual culture of the Stuart courts, 1589-1619$
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Jemma Field

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781526142498

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.7765/9781526142504

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Jewellery and apparel

Jewellery and apparel

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(p.120) 4 Jewellery and apparel
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Anna of Denmark
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Jemma Field

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7765/9781526142504.00013

Highlights the transformative powers - and concomitant anxieties - of bodily display by examining how Anna’s choices of jewellery and apparel could visualise her aims, allegiances, and networks of belonging. It critically examines the queen’s fashion and display as she moved between the courts of Denmark-Norway, Scotland, and England negotiating national and dynastic identities. It presents new evidence concerning Anna’s relationship to the almost mythic sartorial legacy of her predecessor, Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), and it uncovers Anna’s use of clothes and jewels in the political world of gift-giving, which extended beyond the Stuart courts into Europe. Particularly marked within Anna’s natal network, and her female court circle, it was an essential tool for showing favour, cementing alliances, and maintaining subject loyalty and kinship bonds.

Keywords:   Jewellery, Dress, Livery, Ceremonial

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