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By Amy Saunders For the third of our #PrideMonth posts, we have a special guest post from historian Amy Saunders on the iconic Christina of Sweden! Christina of Sweden (1628-1689) inherited the throne at six years old after the death of her father Gustavas Adolphus King of Sweden. Christina’s biological sex was called into questionContinue reading “Christina of Sweden: Queerness and Queenship in Fiction”
By Gabrielle Storey This piece is the second of four for Pride Month: in this discussion we briefly look at some of the issues around terminology in historical and art studies. We will be providing a specific reference piece for royal studies and sexualities at the end of the month! The decision around what categorisationsContinue reading “LGBTQIA+ History: Issues of Terminology”
By Johanna Strong With the growth of revisionist Marian work, scholars have begun to challenge the traditional view of Mary I, England’s first crowned queen regnant (1553-1558), as a religious zealot and tyrant. Instead, she has been revealed as a highly competent, politically savvy queen. In this revisionist scholarship, though, Mary’s personal relationship with herContinue reading “Book Review: The King’s Pearl: Henry VIII and his Daughter Mary by Melita Thomas”
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