Queen Victoria

A Biographical Companion

Author: Helen Rappaport

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 465

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Alphabetically arranged subject entries cover Queen Victoria's life and her sixty-three-year reign, the longest of any female monarch.

The Body of the Queen

Gender and Rule in the Courtly World, 1500-2000

Author: Regina Schulte

Publisher: Berghahn Books


Category: Social Science

Page: 364

View: 148

How many "bodies" does a queen have? What is the significance of multiple "bodies"? How has the gendered body been constructed and perceived within the context of the European courts during the course of the past five centuries? These are some of the questions addressed in this anthology, a contribution to the ongoing debate provoked by Ernst H. Kantorowicz in his seminal work from 1957, The King's Two Bodies. On the basis of both textual self-presentations and visual representations a gradual transformation of the queen appears: A sacred/providential figure in medieval and early modern period, an ideal bourgeois wife during the late-18th and 19th Centuries, and a star-like (re-) presentation of royalty during the past century. Twentieth-century mass media has produced the celebrity and film star queens personified by the contested and enigmatic Nefertiti of ancient Egypt, the mysterious Elizabeth (Sisi) of Austria, Grace Kelly as Queen of both Hollywood and Monaco and Romy Schneider as the invented Empress.

Picture History of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth

Author: William H., Jr. Miller

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 259

Authoritative, profusely illustrated volume describes the ships' debuts, amenities, rivalry, and contributions during WWII. Also covered: their grand royal successors: Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2. 189 photographs.

Queen Latifah

Author: Simone Payment

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 430

Presents the life and career of Hip Hop star Queen Latifah.

Queen Latifah

Author: Amy Ruth

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 948

A biography of the young woman who rose from humble beginnings in New Jersey to become a popular rap singer, actress, and role model.

Queen Elizabeth I

Author: Kate Havelin

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 166

Discusses the life of Queen Elizabeth I, from her birth to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1533, her imprisonment by her half-sister, through her reign as one of England's more respected monarchs, to her death in 1603.

Queen Elizabeth I

Past and Present

Author: Christa Jansohn

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 980

This work marks the 400th anniversary of the death of one of England's greatest monarchs, a highly intelligent and successful ruler. The volume appeals to everyone interested in the charismatic character of Elizabeth I, her time and cultural afterlife. Contributors focus on important aspects of Elizabeth's subtle and resourceful political power and the longstanding struggle she faced at home and abroad as well as the threats posed to her realm. This edition presents a series of essays about fictional representations of Queen Elizabeth I in literature, music, and film. Articles illuminate the fascinating story of her numerous afterlives and their significance for the cultural history of England, its sense of identity and psyche. Essays investigate the ceremony, festivities, and dance practices at her court and bring to life the cultural significance of this colorful and extraordinary monarch. Christa Jansohn is professor of British culture at the University of Bamberg, Germany.

The Chronicle of Queen Jane

And of Two Years of Queen Mary, and Especially of the Rebellion of Sir Thomas Wyat

Author: John Gough Nichols



Category: Great Britain

Page: 196

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Queen Noor

American-Born Queen of Jordan

Author: Lucia Raatma

Publisher: Capstone


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 632

Describes the life and accomplishments of the queen whose efforts improved the quality of life in Jordan.