An instituted economic process approach
Mark Harvey

account for why it entered into one social order more easily than another. Thus, to take but one contrast, in England the potato had not supplanted bread as the established staple until late in the eighteenth century. Indeed, like sugar, it was the sweet potato that had first appeared on Henry VIII’s table, and it was then treated as an aristocratic luxury, much as sugar had been. In Hannah Glasse’s Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy (1796), six out of the eleven recipes using potato were still for potatoes now sweetened by sugar, to be consumed as a sweet dish. In

in Innovation by demand
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Mandy Merck

relaxation of censorship in the era of cable, boxed sets and streamed television, historical drama has escaped the confines of family-centred broadcasting. The graphic depiction of sex and violence in series such as Rome and The Borgias flouts the high-mindedness, as well as the factual pretensions, of previous historical dramas. In the case of Britain’s most filmed king, the private life of Henry VIII provided The Tudors

in The British monarchy on screen
Screening Victoria
Steven Fielding

. They also ostensibly aspired to historical authenticity, something that proved much more elusive. Table 1 Top ten screen (film and television) depictions of Britain’s heads of state and government Heads of state Heads of government Victoria 106 Churchill 137 Elizabeth I 85 Wellington 47 Elizabeth II 82 Thatcher 41 Henry

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The cinematic afterlife of an early modern political diva
Elisabeth Bronfen and Barbara Straumann

true beloved, Catherine Parr (Deborah Kerr), the last wife of her late father, Henry VIII (Charles Laughton). Her discussion of the possibilities open to an England with a grand fleet speak to the American imperialism of the early 1950s, the Cold-War obsession with cultural expansion, implicitly transcoding early modern England into postwar America. Simmons’s performance is ominous in the way she speaks

in The British monarchy on screen
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Melanie Giles

head and body, found his hands to be paralysed and his ‘speech and sight’ damaged (van der Sanden 1996 : 65). By the seventeenth century, however, when our couple from Hope set out as the snow clouds gathered, attitudes towards the miraculously preserved dead had changed. The ‘dangerous dead’ The split from the Catholic Church that began in England as a political affair under the reign of Henry VIII, was of course part of a much greater process of Reformation across northern Europe, affecting most of the countries within the scope of this study – principally

in Bog bodies
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Cousins and the changing status of family
Jenny DiPlacidi

cousin as kin and/or spouse position inhabits, being at once legal and questionable, pressed for by family members and alternately repulsed by them. It is essential to keep in mind when analysing kinship systems and marriage that people readily manipulate their kinship bonds to attain the most desirable result. 16 The very history of cousin marriage in England shows this to be the case. Henry VIII, for

in Gothic incest
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Bonnie Clementsson

. 64 Sabean, Teuscher, and Mathieu 2007a ; see also Johnson and Sabean 2011 ; Sabean 2011a . 65 Henry VIII used incest prohibitions and possibilities for dispensation on a number of occasions in his marital affairs. In connection with his fifth marriage, he wanted to marry the cousin of his previous wife, Anne Boleyn, which is why he pushed through a legislative amendment that

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Milton, Harrington and the Williamite monarchy, 1698–1714
Justin Champion

the people, not without their own consent or approbation’. Just as Aristotle wrote under the government of Alexander, Livy under Augustus and Thomas More under Henry VIII, Toland felt that he was empowered to write ‘freely, fully and impartially’ with ‘honour and safety’ under a ‘king that is both the restored and supporter of the Liberty of Europe’.71 Republicans could work with good kings. Just as Cremutius Cordus had spoken honourably of ‘the immortal tyrannicides of Brutus and Cassius’ regardless of the condemnation of Tiberius, so Toland reprinted Harrington

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Disrupting the critical genealogy of the Gothic
Jenny DiPlacidi

, Wallace reveals how these metaphors haunt Gothic writing and inform feminist criticism on it. 95 Anolik examines the laws of coverture and primogeniture to argue that the effacement of the mother in Gothic works is a literalisation of her legal status, an argument that informs my chapter on mothers. 96 Pollak’s account of the changes in law under Henry VIII that allowed cousin marriage and altered

in Gothic incest
Eric Pudney

Andreas Hyperius relating to witchcraft were published a few years after Daneau’s text. Hyperius, who eventually became professor of theology at Marburg, had lived in England for several years during the reign of Henry VIII, and several of his works were translated into English; others were published in Latin in London. One anonymous translation, Two Common Places Taken out of Andreas Hyperius (1581), repeatedly refers to users of magic as male.25 But Hyperius also distinguishes between different types of magic, identifying three broad categories: ‘witchcrafte or

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