Queen Elizabeth I frequently used the summer months to embark on tours - or 'progresses' - of England, when she and her courtiers visited towns, cities, universities, and her subjects. Court and Culture in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I is a collection of texts relating to the progresses, including accounts of the dramatic performances, orations, and poems written for the Queen. It is supplemented by eye-witness accounts of the Queen and her progresses, contemporary correspondence, details of the day-to-day running of the Court, and over one hundred illustrations, all of which combine to provide a uniquely detailed portrait of the life of Elizabeth I. Volume IIof the edition covers the years from 1572 to 1578.Sweet charm should reign in his mouth; grace on his face; and tender love, in whatever he does. ... He should perform those deeds of the body and mind which earn praise: he should know how to ride well, he should know ... It is a fine thing, too, to draw beauti- fully: how much pleasure do wrestling, running, music (O gods!)anbsp;...
|Title||:||John Nichols's The Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth: Volume II|
|Author||:||Elizabeth Goldring, Jayne Elisabeth Archer, Elizabeth Clarke|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press - 2013-12|