Table of contents
Introduction: The Lioness Roared * Making a Name for Herself: The Empress Matilda and the
Construction of Female Lordship in Twelfth Century England * Her Kingdom's Wife: Mary I and
the Gender of Regal Power * "I Am Her Majesty's Subject": Queen Anne, Prince George of
Denmark, and the Transformation of the English Male Consort * "What Power Have I Left?":
Queen Victoria's Bedchamber Crisis Revisted * Does the Lioness Still Roar?
"Highly readable, engaging, and enlightening. One might even consider reading this book purely for
pleasure."
--
The American Historical Review
"Charles Beem has written a stimulating series of case-studies on female regnal power . . . his conceptual
clarity and well-crafted review of four historiographies sheds useful light on issues of gender and
power."Clarissa Campbell Orr,
Archives: The Journal of the British Records Association"
This study helpfully puts the spotlight on queenship over the longue durée, providing welcome new avenues
for research by transcending the boundaries of individual reigns."
--Journal of British Studies
"There is much to admire about this book. Beem successfully combines traditional political history with
gender analysis . . . This is a worthy study of the art of kingly queenship."
--Canadian Journal of History
"Thoughtful and thorough . . . Beem admirably situtates his study both within the fields of women's studies
and political history, exploring these women's reigns for what they contribute to our understanding of
women's positions and the political situation of the time."
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-Medieval Feminist Forum
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Praise for The Lioness Roared
My Book Page!
My first Book!
The Lioness Roared:  The Problems of Female
Rule in English History
My second book!
The Royal Minorities of Medieval and
Early Modern England

"Charles Beem has assembled an impressive lineup of historians
well-acquainted with their subjects to illuminate the history and
significance of royal minorities over three centuries. This is a
well-conceived and well-organized book dealing with an important topic
that has not been covered in this kind of detail before."
--Chris Given-Wilson, Professor of Late Medieval History, University of St
Andrews
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and Early Modern England

WOE TO THEE, O LAND!  THE INTRODUCTION                                               
By Charles Beem
CHAPTER 1:  THE MINORITY OF HENRY III IN THE CONTEXT OF EUROPE
By Christian Hillen and Frank Wiswall
CHAPTER 2:  THE MORE THINGS CHANGE: ISABELLA AND MORTIMER, EDWARD III, AND THE
PAINFUL DELAY OF A ROYAL MAJORITY
By J.S. Bothwell        
CHAPTER 3:  RICHARD II AND THE FICTION OF MAJORITY RULE
By Gwilym Dodd
CHAPTER 4  THE MINORITY OF HENRY VI, KING OF ENGLAND AND OF FRANCE
by R.A. Griffiths
CHAPTER 5:  A STORY OF FAILURE:  THE MINORITY OF EDWARD V
By Michael Hicks
CHAPTER 6:  HAVE NOT WEE A NOBLE KYNGE?  THE MINORITY OF EDWARD VI
By Charles Beem
WOE TO THEE O LAND?  SOME FINAL THOUGHTS
By Charles Beem
My third book!
The Foreign Relations of Elizabeth I
TABLE OF CONTENTS

THE FOREIGN RELATIONS OF ELIZABETH I:  PREFACE
By Charles Beem
SECTION ONE:  BRITAIN
WHY ELIZABETH NEVER LEFT ENGLAND
By Charles Beem and Carole Levin
PRINCESS CECILIA’S VISITATION TO ENGLAND, 1565-66
By Nathan Martin
THE “SONG ON QUEEN ELIZABETH”:  COINS, CLOCKS AND THE STUFF OF POLITICAL SATIRE IN DUBLIN, 1560
By B.R.  Siegfried
SECTION TWO:  EUROPE
DISGUST, LAMENTATION, AND RECONCILIATION:  QUEEN ELIZABETH’S MIXED REACTION TO THE ST.
BARTHOLOMEW’S DAY MASSACRE
by NatE Probasco
THE TSAR AND THE QUEEN:  YOU SPEAK A LANGUAGE THAT I UNDERSTAND NOT
By Anna Riehl Bertolet
ELIZABETH AMONGST THE PIRATES:  GENDER AND THE POLITICS OF PIRACY IN THOMAS HEYWOOD’S FAIR MAID
OF THE WEST, PART 1.
By Claire Jowitt
SECTION THREE:  ISLAM
ELIZABETH THROUGH MOROCCAN EYES
By Nabil Matar
ELIZABETH I AND PERSIAN EXCHGANGES
By Bernadette Andrea
ELIZABETH AND INDIA
By Nandini Da
s
Praise for The Foreign Relations of Elizabeth I

“Covering a wide range of topics—from Elizabeth I’s exchanges with the rulers of Morocco, Persia, and Russia to
the representation of piracy on the English stage—this collection of essays offers fresh and lively perspectives on
the queen’s diplomacy and England’s foreign relations. The authors do a fine job of integrating issues of gender
with England’s commercial and strategic interests.”—Susan Doran, Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College,
University of Cambridge and Director of Studies in History at Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford

“This is one of the most interesting books on Elizabeth I’s international relations to appear for some time. It
introduces new material and takes our view of the Elizabethan regime’s diplomacy and cultural relations well
beyond Europe, where enquiries to date have largely been contained. The book opens a dialogue between the
traditionally separate spheres of foreign and domestic policy-making, offering new and interesting perspectives
on the importance of domestic public opinion, commercial imperatives and works of literature”—Glenn
Richardson, Reader in Early-Modern History, St Mary’s University College, UK

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MY NEW BOOK!
WILLIAM FLEETWOOD'S
ITINERARIUM
AD WINDSOR
(CO-EDITED WITH DENNIS MOORE)

Why should a woman be allowed to rule with the same powers as a king? Readers may be
surprised to discover that the man who asks this controversial question is none other than
Queen Elizabeth's favorite Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. On hand to provide answers
are statesman and poet Thomas Sackville, Lord Buckhurst; and William Fleetwood,
Recorder of London, who reports their 1575 conversation in Itinerarium ad Windsor. The
Name of a Queen presents an annotated edition of Itinerarium, plus essays by a team of
leading scholars who interpret and contextualize Fleetwood's dialogue. This critical
edition and the accompanying contextual essays will make available to scholars and
students alike this remarkable discussion of the form and nature of English regnant
queenship, which provides a valuable tool for gaining a greater understanding of
contemporary notions of and underlying fears concerning the efficacy and desirability of
female rule in Elizabethan England.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: 'The Name of a Queene'; Dennis Moore
PART I: THE DIALOGUE
1. William Fleetwood's Itinerarium ad Windsor; Dennis Moore
PART II: THE PARTICIPANTS
2. William Fleetwood and Itinerarium ad Windsor; Charles Beem
3. Itinerarium ad Windsor and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester; Jacqueline Vanhoutte
4. 'Marvellously Given to Be Antiquaries': William Fleetwood's Itinerarium and Thomas
Sackville, Lord Buckhurst; Rivkah Zim
PART III: ITINERARIUM AD WINDSOR AS HISTORY
5. Wading in 'The Troublesome Seas... of Antiquityes': William Fleetwood as Antiquary
and Historian; James D. Alsop
6. Itinerarium ad Windsor and English Queenship; Carole Levin and Charles Beem
7. 'Bloody Mary'? Changing Perceptions of England's First Ruling Queen; Sarah Duncan

PRAISE FOR THE NAME OF A QUEEN
"This is a very useful book.  To have the Itinerarium available in a modern edition is
valuable, and the accompanying essays are even more valualbe, enlightening to anyone
interested in Elizabethan rhetoric, law, parliament, historiography, and the many other
topics bound up in this little dialogue."  
Norman Jones, professor of History, Utah State
University
"A very valuable work of scholarship for academics and students alike which makes
accessible a rich source for our understanding of sixteenth century queenship."
Anna Whitelock, Senior lecturer in Early Modern History, Royal Holloway, University of
London