Virgins, Witches, and Catholic Queens
Women and Pilgrimage presents scholarly essays that address the lacunae in the literature on this topic. The content includes well-trodden domains of pilgrimage scholarship like sacred sites and holy places. In addition, the book addresses some of...
Susan Dunn-Hensley is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Wheaton College, USA. Her essays on queenship and the sacred feminine appear in High and Mighty Queens of Early Modern England (Palgrave 2003) and in Walsingham in Literature and Culture from the Middle Ages to Modernity (2010).
1. Introduction 2. Anna of Denmark and Henrietta Maria: Catholic Queens in a Protestant Land 3. Witches and Queens: Queen Anna and Representations of Female Power 4. Performing Power: Gender, Authority, and Catholicism in Anna's English Masques 5. Finding Anna: Anna's Influence on Early Jacobean Theatre and Her Legacy 6. Henrietta Maria: The Esther to Her Oppressed People 7. Envisioning a Catholic Utopia: The Faithful Shepherdess and The Shepherd's Paradise 8. Salmacida Spolia: The Last Masque of the Caroline Period and the English Civil War