Scholars have speculated, so far fruitlessly, as to her religious allegiance, whether Catholic or Protestant: she gives no indication. The Howard family on which she depended were known as leaders in the community of the...
To their eldest son his father
had written from his imprisonment in the Tower of London: Tom, you have ever from your infancy been given to be stubborn.
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under Thomas Howard, first Earl of Suffolk
Intertextuality and Influence
In a prologue MD
jokes about her own daring to judge Queen Elizabeth. Her language is formal and stilted, but she has a strong dramatic grasp of the complex and shifting feelings of Mary
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worked in some capacity in the powerful and influential Howard family, whose proximity to the crown repeatedly landed them in trouble under the Tudors. Her dedicatee, Thomas Howard
, later became Lord Thomas, the...