Spectacle, Pageantry, and Early Tudor Policy

Synopsis

This standard work, long out of print, discusses every English royal entry, festival, disguising, masque, and tournament, from the accession of Henry VII to the coronation celebrations of Elizabeth I. The study of court festivals, spectacle, and civic pageantry in Renaissance Europe has now developed into a major academic industry, so that the market for authoritative works on these themes extends far beyond the boundaries of conventional scholarly disciplines. Spectacle, Pageantry and Early Tudor Policy was a pioneering work and remains the only comprehensive and analytical treatment of its subject.