Staging Tudor Royalty

Staging Tudor Royalty: Religious Politics in Stuart Historical Drama (1603–
1607) examines the plays and pageantry about the Tudor royals in the context of three
major events: the Hampton Court Conference (1604), the Anglo-Spanish Peace
Negotiations (1603–1604) and the Gunpowder Plot (1605). Chapter 1 provides an
historical survey of the political and legal controversies concerning religious belief and
practice from Henry VIII’s creation of the royal supremacy (1533–1534) to Elizabeth’s
final year as queen (1603). Chapters 2 through 5 comprise four case studies, each of
which centres on a play or pageant about the Tudor royals and its relationship to one of
the aforementioned this about all of the