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Contents List of Illustrations x List of Abbreviations xi Note on Style xii Contentions 1 I.Political Rhetorics 1.Rhetoric 33 2.Test Cases: Brilliana Harley and Anne Clifford 59 II.Religion and Politics 3.The Political Work of a Spiritual Text: Sarah Wight, Henry Jessey and The exceeding Riches of Grace 97 4.Regicide, Pamphlets, and Political Language: The Case of Elizabeth Poole 143 III.The Politics of Genre 5.Poetry and Politics: Anne Bradstreet and Lucy Hutchinson 179 6.Rule and Representation: The Libertine Case of Queen Christina 234 IV.Legitimacy and Scandal 7.Martyrdom in a Merchant World: Elizabeth Jekyll and Mary Love 277 8.Legitimizing Conspiracy: Anne Halkett, Rachel Russell, Aphra Behn 313 And So: Epochs Revisited 360 Index 000 Illustrations 1.Raised work adaptation of Eikon Basilike (T 117) Reproduced by permission of the Victoria and Albert Museum 27 2.Esther from Thomas Heywood, The Exemplary Lives and Memorable Acts of Nine the Most Worthy Women of the World (London, 1640), p. 44 35 3.Lucrecia, embroidery from The Virtues, Hardwick Hall. Reproduced by permission of the National Trust 36 4.Shakespeares Lucrece with John Quarless The Banishment of Tarquin: or, the Reward of Lust (1655), frontispiece 43 5.The Great Picture, commissioned by Anne Clifford. Reproduced by permission of the Abbott Hall Museum 85 6.Map of Jerusalem from Henry Jessey, A Description and Explanation of 268 Places in Jerusalem (London, 1654) 128 7.The Tenth Muse (1650), title page 183 Illustrations 2, 4, 6, and 7 are reproduced by permission of the British Library. Illustration 7 is from the Thomason Tracts.
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Women -- England -- Social conditions -- 17th century.
Literature and society -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Women in politics -- England -- History -- 17th century.