Ms Mariana Brockmann

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My research focuses on rituals of queenship in sixteenth-century England and Scotland. Female rulership and religion are clearly two dominant themes in mid-sixteenth-century "Britain" and I explore the ritual response to these challenges. In my work I refer to both regnant queenship (Mary Tudor and Mary Stewart) as well as consort queenship and regency (Marie de Guise). However, I particularly explore the multiplicity of roles beyond these classic distinctions as enacted by the three queens through rituals. After all, Mary Stewart for instance was both regnant and consort queen at the same time.

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