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Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Online publication date: September 2011
  • Print publication year: 2010
  • First published in: 1854
  • Online ISBN: 9780511736438
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511736438
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The English writer Agnes Strickland (1796–1874) began her career writing poetry and romances before turning to biographical studies. This eight-volume series, written in collaboration with her sister Elizabeth, and first published between 1840 and 1849, was her most ambitious project. It provides accounts of the queens of England from Matilda of Flanders to Queen Anne. Hugely popular in the Victorian period, Lives of the Queens of England and its sequel Lives of the Queens of Scotland remain important landmarks in the development of biography as a genre, and provide interesting perspectives on women's contribution to modern historiography. Volume 3 covers the last four wives of Henry VIII, and his elder daughter, Mary I (1516–1558), first queen regnant of England and Ireland. For more information on these authors, see http://orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople?person_id=striel and http://orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople?person_id=striag

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