Tudorism: Historical Imagination and the Appropriation of the Sixteenth Century

ISBN : 9780197264942

Tatiana C. String; Marcus Bull
350 ページ
164 x 242 mm
Proceedings of the British Academy

The first in-depth and wide-ranging academic investigation of the reception of the Tudor period in the modern world, this volume includes studies by many of the leading scholars in their fields, and considers the modern appropriation of the Tudors in art, music, architecture, design, religion, public history, social history, film and television, and internet networking sites. A noteworthy scholarly trend in recent decades has been a growing interest in the ways in which societies utilise the past as a cultural resource, as a repertoire of quotable designs and styles, as a vantage point from which to frame political and social critiques, as a source of identities, and as a refuge from present-day anxieties. There has been a great deal of academic interest, for example, in the reception of the ancient world in modern Western culture. Likewise, a growing body of scholarship is devoted to the study of medievalism, the images and ideas that attach to the Middle Ages in the post-medieval imaginary. It is striking that, in stark contrast, very little attention has been paid to the cultural appropriation of the Tudor age, despite the pronounced and enduring popularity of the Tudors within the popular historical consciousness, not only in Britain but also in many other countries. Indeed, the Tudors supply many of the signature icons of Britishness and the British monarchy around the world. This innovative volume will open up a new area of study and set the scholarly agenda for many years to come.


Revisiting the Olden Time: Popular Tudorism in the Time of Victoria
The Pleasures of Tudor Horror: Popular Histories, Modernity and Sensationalism in the Long Nineteenth Century
Tudorism in English Music, 1837-1953
'A Great National Heritage': The Early Twentieth-century Tudor Church Music Revival
Through Several Glasses Darkly: Historical and Sectarian Perceptions of the Tudor Church
The Tudors Reinvented: The Regency and the Sixteenth Century
Twentieth-century Tudor Design in Britain: An Ideological Battleground
Architecture: The Tudoresque Diaspora
The Tudors Viewed by French Romantic Artists
Myth and Memory in Representations of Henry VIII, 1509-2009
'A Great Guy with His Chopper'?:The Sex Life of Henry VIII on Screen and in the Flesh
Slashing History: The Tudors
The Tudors: Famous for Five Centuries


Tatiana C. String is a specialist in the art and culture of Tudor England. Her book Art and Communication in the Reign of Henry VIII (2008) explores the role and nature of the visual arts in the service of Henry VIII. She was Senior Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Bristol until 2010 when she moved to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. ; Marcus Bull is a specialist in central medieval history, with particular interests in the history of France, aristocratic culture, and the early crusade movement, as well as medieval historiographical culture. Among his many books, he has written on aspects of medievalism in Thinking Medieval (2005). Formerly at the University of Bristol, since 2010 he has been the Andrew W Mellon Distinguished Professor of Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.