The Gendering of Dynastic Memory: Burial Choices of the Howards, 1485–1559

Clark, Nicola (2017) The Gendering of Dynastic Memory: Burial Choices of the Howards, 1485–1559. The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 68 (04). pp. 747-765. ISSN 0022-0469

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Abstract

Scholarship by Barbara Harris, James Daybell and others has recently highlighted the role played by elite women as custodians of dynastic memory in early modern England. The Dissolution of the Monasteries interrupted the commemorative process and constituted a threat to the mausoleums of the elite. Moving or rebuilding tombs represented, to some extent, a decision to remake or even to rewrite the family's history, a process which it is often assumed was at this time controlled by men. This article, however, through the example of the Howard family, demonstrates that women were equally involved; it investigates why this was so and the mechanics of the process.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
Divisions: Departments > History
Depositing User: Nikki Clark
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2018 13:59
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2019 12:55
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/3933

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