The Legacy of Boadicea: Gender and Nation in Early Modern England

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Exploring the construction of personal and national identities in early modern England, this work highlights problems and anxieties attendant on historicist projects of national identity in a nation with no native classical past. Pre-eminent among these anxieties was the fear of a savage femininity at the very origins of the nation. Boadicea, the ancient warrior queen, epitomized early modern beliefs in the inevitable excess and failure of female rule. Written in an accessible style, the book offers readings of the ancient ...

The Legacy of Boadicea: Gender and Nation in Early Modern England 1998, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415182645

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The Legacy of Boadicea: Gender and Nation in Early Modern England 1998, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415182638

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