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Republican Reimaginings in Marlowe’s Edward II

English Literature, Bath Spa University, Bath BA2 9BN, UK
Academic Editor: Sophie Mills
Humanities 2022, 11(1), 23; https://doi.org/10.3390/h11010023
Received: 17 December 2021 / Revised: 14 January 2022 / Accepted: 26 January 2022 / Published: 3 February 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nationalism in Early Modern Literature)
This essay explores the intersection of republican and nationalist ideas in Marlowe’s Elizabethan history play Edward II. I read the play less in terms of recent dominant readings: that is, focussing on the same-sex relation between King Edward and his ‘minion’ Gaveston. Instead, I focus on the play’s critique of Edward’s authoritarian and arbitrary rule, a critique of monarchy informed by proto-republican ideology and a nascent nationalism. This essay also considers the play’s archipelagic angles within the context of the play’s initial inscription—Queen Elizabeth’s two-kingdom, three-nation rule—as well as its Jacobean publications. View Full-Text
Keywords: Christopher Marlowe; England; Scotland; Edward II; nationhood; republicanism; elective monarchy Christopher Marlowe; England; Scotland; Edward II; nationhood; republicanism; elective monarchy
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Ivic, C. Republican Reimaginings in Marlowe’s Edward II. Humanities 2022, 11, 23. https://doi.org/10.3390/h11010023

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