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Marriage Diplomacy, Print, and the Reformation

John Watkins

in After Lavinia: A Literary History of Premodern Marriage Diplomacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707575
eISBN:
9781501708527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707575.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses the earliest stages of the decline of marriage diplomacy by focusing on the most important marriage treaty during the Reformation: the 1559 Peace of Cateau–Cambrésis, which ... More


The Parliament of 1625: The Plague and the French

Conrad Russell

in Parliaments and English Politics 1621–1629

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198224822
eISBN:
9780191678578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198224822.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

The Parliament of 1625 marked the new reign of Charles. His new queen, Henrietta Maria, arrived in London on June 16, and the Parliament assembled on June 18. While the Parliament was petitioning ... More


After Lavinia: A Literary History of Premodern Marriage Diplomacy

John Watkins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707575
eISBN:
9781501708527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707575.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Renaissance jurist Alberico Gentili once quipped that, just like comedies, all wars end in a marriage. In medieval and early modern Europe, marriage treaties were a perennial feature of the ... More


From Chronicle to Romance: Interdynastic Marriage in the High Middle Ages

John Watkins

in After Lavinia: A Literary History of Premodern Marriage Diplomacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707575
eISBN:
9781501708527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707575.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on interdynastic marriage during the High Middle Ages. In particular, it examines the new emphasis on peacemaking in marriage diplomacy and its competition with other, generally ... More


‘A King Without a Kingdom’: The Seeds of War, 1172–1173

Matthew Strickland

in Henry the Young King, 1155-1183

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215519
eISBN:
9780300219555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215519.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines Henry the Young King's conflict with his father, Henry II, that planted the seeds of the rebellion of 1173–1174. It begins with a discussion of the proposed marriage treaty of ... More


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