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Child and Female Monarchy in Mid-Tudor England

History

A Level

OCR

10m 50s

Woe to thee, O land, when thy king [is] a child, and thy princes eat in the morning!, thundered the Old Testament. But now England had something potentially even worse to live through than a child-king, government by the monstrous regiment of women. Follow the changing fortunes of English men and women as the very identity and independence of their country was put in peril. How stable was England in the period 1547-58? This podcast examines the problem of a boy king and female ruler, including devise, marriage of Mary to Philip of Spain, rebellion and faction. Glyn considers the Key Concept of Crown Matrimonial

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Tutors:

Nicholas Fellows

Dr Glyn Redworth

Katharine Fellows

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