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Some great overview podcasts relating to the reign of Elizabeth I. A nice set for revision or for deepening understanding.
Part 1: The 1590s has often been neglected by historians. This podcast explains how and why the 1590s differed from the rest of Elziabeth's reign.
Part 2: This podcast examines how the composition of Elizabeth's government, particularly her privy council, changed in the 1590s after the deaths of many of her leading advisors. It also examines the rivalry between the two main 'newcomers: Sir Robert Cecil and the earl of Essex.
Part 3: This podcast examines what the privy council did in the 1590s and evaluates how effectively it fulfilled its responsibilities.
Part 4: This podcast examines the debate on Elizabeth's queenship in the 1590s: did the queen 'lose her grip', become less active and more easy to overrule, or did she remain in charge?
Part 5: The popularity of Elizabeth I
Like many female, Netherlandish artists of the Renaissance, Levinia Teerlinc (1520-1576) learned painting through an apprenticeship with her father, Simon Beninc (1483-1561), a leading Flemish book illuminator. Teerlinc’s career began with an invitation to serve as official court painter in the last decade of Henry VIII (1491- 1547) of England’s reign, following the deaths of her cousins Lucas (1490-1544) and Susanna Horenbout (1520-1550). About ten years later Elizabeth I became the new Queen of England. She understood the power accompanying the regal portrait from ￼her father’s reign and commissioned numerous portraits of her own image. During Elizabeth’s sovereignty, Teerlinc was the only working female artist in England, allowing her artistic influence to flourish. She introduced the portrait miniature to Queen Elizabeth I, and consequently enjoyed the patronage of this powerful female monarch. History brought these two women together – both of whom had a keen understanding of the role that representation through regal identity could play. This thesis will emphasize feminist, socio-political, and historical analyses to explore Teerlinc’s portrait miniatures and manuscript illuminations of the Queen and the image of the monarch these paintings convey. I will also compare Teerlinc’s images with the self-fashioned, private poetry and public speeches of Elizabeth I. An exploration of the dichotomy between the private and public realms assists in the construction of a unified regal identity for the Queen that was unique in history and serves to place Teerlinc among other portrait painters working in England during the Renaissance period.
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Some excellent podcasts on Elizabeth and the Tudors from the HA:
Royal Authority: Henry VII - Elizabeth I
Cardinal Wolsey (1) Cardinal Wolsey (2)
Henry VIII and Spain
The English Reformation Tudor Rebellions: Henry VII - Elizabeth I
Elizabeth I and Spain: The road to war
Poverty under the Tudors
The Role and Function of Parliaments during the Tudor period
An overview of the main topics and what you might be asked
Attached files regarding the poor law
Here are some word documents to help with revision.
These articles all link to the topics you have studied. You might have already come across some of them. They are found in History Today.
Here are two articles we will be discussing in the following lessons: