Kristin Bundesen, PhD

Early Modern History & Pop Culture Geek

Early Modern History & Pop Culture Geek


Elizabeth I: Courts, Conspiracies, and Careys, 3rd and last session
Mar
19
3:15 PM15:15

Elizabeth I: Courts, Conspiracies, and Careys, 3rd and last session

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Queen Elizabeth was the target of multiple conspiracies, occasionally a co-conspirator herself, and a loving matriarch to a large family. As a princess, she attended many different iterations the English court and as monarch entertained royalty from abroad. While most historians break Elizabeth’s reign into two parts, this deep dive into her fascinating life will take a three-pronged approach: her early years, eventual accession to the Tudor throne, and the challenge to her rule based on gender in the midst of religious conflict; the troublesome Mary Queen of Scots as the lead up to the Spanish Armada, and the aftershocks; and her later years including the Essex Rebellion, the flourishing of the arts, and the uncertainty over the succession. With family as the fundamental political unit, new perspectives on this fascinating monarch emerge.

This is the last of a three-session class. $45 for the series. For more information and registration, please see Renesan.org

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Elizabeth I: Courts, Conspiracies, and Careys, 2nd session
Mar
12
3:15 PM15:15

Elizabeth I: Courts, Conspiracies, and Careys, 2nd session

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Queen Elizabeth was the target of multiple conspiracies, occasionally a co-conspirator herself, and a loving matriarch to a large family. As a princess, she attended many different iterations the English court and as monarch entertained royalty from abroad. While most historians break Elizabeth’s reign into two parts, this deep dive into her fascinating life will take a three-pronged approach: her early years, eventual accession to the Tudor throne, and the challenge to her rule based on gender in the midst of religious conflict; the troublesome Mary Queen of Scots as the lead up to the Spanish Armada, and the aftershocks; and her later years including the Essex Rebellion, the flourishing of the arts, and the uncertainty over the succession. With family as the fundamental political unit, new perspectives on this fascinating monarch emerge.

This is a three-session class. $45 for the series. For more information and registration, please see Renesan.org

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Elizabeth I: Courts, Conspiracies, and Careys
Mar
5
3:15 PM15:15

Elizabeth I: Courts, Conspiracies, and Careys

  • Renesan Institute for Lifelong Learning (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Queen Elizabeth was the target of multiple conspiracies, occasionally a co-conspirator herself, and a loving matriarch to a large family. As a princess, she attended many different iterations the English court and as monarch entertained royalty from abroad. While most historians break Elizabeth’s reign into two parts, this deep dive into her fascinating life will take a three-pronged approach: her early years, eventual accession to the Tudor throne, and the challenge to her rule based on gender in the midst of religious conflict; the troublesome Mary Queen of Scots as the lead up to the Spanish Armada, and the aftershocks; and her later years including the Essex Rebellion, the flourishing of the arts, and the uncertainty over the succession. With family as the fundamental political unit, new perspectives on this fascinating monarch emerge.

This is a three-session class. $45 for the series. For more information and registration, please see Renesan.org

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Elizabeth’s Two Acting Companies: Theatre as Family Business
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Elizabeth’s Two Acting Companies: Theatre as Family Business

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By the late Elizabethan period, two acting companies dominated the London theater scene, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men and the Lord Admirals’ Men. The Chamberlain was Henry Carey, Baron Hunsdon.  The Lord Admiral was his son-in-law, Charles Howard, Earl of Nottingham. Both men were cousins to Queen Elizabeth. Literary historians spend much ink deciphering the relationships between the two companies, their playwrights and their actors, and frequently present them as competing theater troupes. This lecture will look at how the two companies, under the patronage of the queen’s Carey cousins, functioned as both an extension of and in service to the court.

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National Center for Historically-Underserved Students Think Tank
Nov
13
to Nov 15

National Center for Historically-Underserved Students Think Tank

This will be the first meeting for a new national center dedicated to dissolving barriers for historically-underserved students accessing higher education. It is being co-chaired by Dr. Donzell Lee, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Alcorn State University, Dr. Beverlee McClure, President of Adams State University, and Dr. Chris Gilmer, Vice President of Academic Affairs for Adams State University.

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