A Monstrous Regiment of Women

A Monstrous Regiment of Women

It is 1921 and Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes's brilliant apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a degree in theology - is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance.

Author: Laurie R. King

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 9780749015008

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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It is 1921 and Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes's brilliant apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a degree in theology - is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Independent at last, with a passion for divinity and detective work, her most baffling mystery may now involve Holmes and the burgeoning of a deeper affection between herself and the retired detective. Russell's attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, Margery Childe, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic, whose draw on the young theology scholar is irresistible. But when four bluestockings from the Temple turn up dead shortly after changing their wills, could sins of a capital nature be afoot? Holmes and Russell investigate, as their partnership takes a surprising turn.
Categories: Fiction

Short Stories by Marie Belloc Lowndes

Short Stories by Marie Belloc Lowndes

This collection of short stories brings Lowndes’s most popular, distinctive, and culturally and artistically significant works of short fiction to modern audiences for the first time.

Author: Elyssa Warkentin

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527525764

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

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Novelist, short-story writer, memoirist, and journalist Marie Belloc Lowndes (1868-1947) was one of the most prolific and bestselling writers of her day. Unlike her contemporary and sometime-rival Agatha Christie, she is now largely unknown and almost entirely out of print. This collection of short stories brings Lowndes’s most popular, distinctive, and culturally and artistically significant works of short fiction to modern audiences for the first time. These stories are selected from various periods in Lowndes’s writing life, varied publication venues, and different genres. Each demonstrates her subtlety and skill as a story-teller, as well as her pervasive thematic interest in gender issues, the trials of marriage, and the nature of criminality.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Monstrous Regiment of Women

The Monstrous Regiment of Women

The 'story' of early modern European political history looks very different if, instead of focusing on kings and their sons, we see successive generations of powerful women and the shifting political alliances of the period from a very ...

Author: S. Jansen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230602113

Category: Psychology

Page: 311

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In The Monstrous Regiment of Women , Sharon Jansen explores the case for and against female rule by examining the arguments made by theorists from Sir John Fortescue (1461) through Bishop Bossuet (1680) interweaving their arguments with references to the most well-known early modern queens. The 'story' of early modern European political history looks very different if, instead of focusing on kings and their sons, we see successive generations of powerful women and the shifting political alliances of the period from a very different, and revealing, perspective.
Categories: Psychology

The Monstrous Regiment of Women

The Monstrous Regiment of Women

Sharon L. Jansen reads the past in new ways by constructing a counter-narrative, focusing on the stories of women.

Author: Sharon L. Jansen

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312213417

Category: History

Page: 311

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Sharon L. Jansen reads the past in new ways by constructing a counter-narrative, focusing on the stories of women.
Categories: History

The Mary Russell Series Books 2 4

The Mary Russell Series Books 2 4

Collected in one volume, A Monstrous Regiment of Women, A Letter of Mary, and The Moor, featuring the retired Sherlock Holmes and his disciple Mary Russell, by New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King.

Author: Laurie R. King

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781250130976

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

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Collected in one volume, A Monstrous Regiment of Women, A Letter of Mary, and The Moor, featuring the retired Sherlock Holmes and his disciple Mary Russell, by New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King. A Monstrous Regiment of Women It is 1921. Mary Russell is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Her attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic. When four bluestockings from the Temple turn up dead shortly after changing their wills, could sins of a capital nature be afoot? A Letter of Mary It is 1923. Mary Russell Holmes and Sherlock Holmes are visited by an old friend, an archaeologist just returned from Palestine. She leaves in their protection an ancient, controversial manuscript. When their friend is suddenly killed in a tragic accident, Russell and Holmes find themselves on the trail of a fiendishly clever murderer. The Moor In the eerie wasteland of Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes summons Mary Russell to aid the investigation of a death and some disturbing phenomena of a decidedly supernatural origin. There have been sightings of a spectral coach made of bones carrying a woman long-ago accused of murdering her husband—and of a hound with a single glowing eye. Returning to the scene of The Hound of the Baskervilles, Holmes and Russell investigate a mystery darker and more unforgiving than the moors themselves.
Categories: Fiction

Monstrous Regiment

Monstrous Regiment

Celebrating 15 years of the Monstrous Regiment, the women's theatre group, this volume contains texts of four of the company's plays with an account of the company by founding member, Gillian Hanna.

Author: Gillian Hanna

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1854591150

Category: English drama

Page: 270

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Celebrating 15 years of the Monstrous Regiment, the women's theatre group, this volume contains texts of four of the company's plays with an account of the company by founding member, Gillian Hanna.
Categories: English drama

The Mary Russell Series Books 1 4

The Mary Russell Series Books 1 4

Collected in one volume, the first four novels featuring the retired Sherlock Holmes and his disciple Mary Russell by New York Times-bestselling author Laurie R. King.

Author: Laurie R. King

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466866034

Category: Fiction

Page: 1328

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Collected in one volume, the first four novels featuring the retired Sherlock Holmes and his disciple Mary Russell by New York Times-bestselling author Laurie R. King. The Beekeeper's Apprentice In 1915, Sherlock Holmes and his fifteen-year-old protege Mary Russell are called to Wales to help Scotland Yard find the kidnapped daughter of an American senator, a case of international significance with clues that dip deep into Holmes's past. A Monstrous Regiment of Women It is 1921 and Mary Russell is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Her attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic. When four bluestockings from the Temple turn up dead shortly after changing their wills, could sins of a capital nature be afoot? A Letter of Mary It is 1923. Mary Russell Holmes and Sherlock Holmes are visited by an old friend, an archaeologist just returned from Palestine. She leaves in their protection an ancient, controversial manuscript. When their friend is suddenly killed in a tragic accident, Russell and Holmes find themselves on the trail of a fiendishly clever murderer. The Moor In the eerie wasteland of Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes summons Mary Russell to aid the investigation of a death and some disturbing phenomena of a decidedly supernatural origin. There have been sightings of a spectral coach made of bones carrying a woman long-ago accused of murdering her husband--and of a hound with a single glowing eye. Returning to the scene of The Hound of the Baskervilles, Holmes and Russell investigate a mystery darker and more unforgiving than the moors themselves.
Categories: Fiction

Colonel Barker s Monstrous Regiment

Colonel Barker s Monstrous Regiment

Her real name was Valerie Lilias Arkell-Smith, the most infamous "man-woman” of them all. Among Rose Collis’ books are A Trouser-Wearing Character, K.D. Lang, and The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Erotica.

Author: Rose Collis

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 1860498930

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

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In an England devastated by the terrible losses of World War I, Colonel Victor Barker was a rare man indeed. Dashing, well-respected, with impeccable manners, he was a model gentleman. His wife was proud of his good breeding and fine looks, and his young son worshipped him as a war hero. But beneath the army uniform Barker hid an astounding secret. In 1929, following a sensational trial, the good colonel was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment. For Colonel Barker was, in fact, a woman. Her real name was Valerie Lilias Arkell-Smith, the most infamous “man-woman” of them all. Among Rose Collis’ books are A Trouser-Wearing Character, K.D. Lang, and The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Erotica.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Monstrous Regiment

The Monstrous Regiment

Author: Margaret Blackwood

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004213089

Category: Aphorisms and apothegms

Page: 158

View: 798

Categories: Aphorisms and apothegms

That Monstrous Regiment

That Monstrous Regiment

Here, for the first time, are outlined the subterfuges and wiles of the six queens who largely ruled Europe during the second half of the sixteenth century.

Author: Harry Stone

Publisher: Mereo Books

ISBN: 1861513135

Category: History

Page: 272

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Here, for the first time, are outlined the subterfuges and wiles of the six queens who largely ruled Europe during the second half of the sixteenth century. Up against what was essentially a man's world, they proved highly adept at using women's intuition and marriage - or more particularly engagement - to gain international advantages.
Categories: History

Political Rhetoric Power and Renaissance Women

Political Rhetoric  Power  and Renaissance Women

Lord Henry Howard A Dutiful Defense of the Lawful Regiment of Women The
question of whether a woman might ... in the theoretical debate is certainly John
Knox's First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women (
1558 ) ...

Author: Carole Levin

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791425452

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 293

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This book deals with women in political power during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I, Catherine de Medici, Mary II) and about the gender-based stereotypes that were produced rhetorically about them.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Beekeeper s Apprentice

The Beekeeper s Apprentice

The Twentieth-Anniversary Edition of the First Novel of the Acclaimed Mary Russell Series by Edgar Award–Winning Author Laurie R. King.

Author: Laurie R. King

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781250055712

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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The Twentieth-Anniversary Edition of the First Novel of the Acclaimed Mary Russell Series by Edgar Award–Winning Author Laurie R. King. An Agatha Award Best Novel Nominee • Named One of the Century's Best 100 Mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees in Sussex when a young woman literally stumbles onto him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern, twentieth-century woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective. They are soon called to Wales to help Scotland Yard find the kidnapped daughter of an American senator, a case of international significance with clues that dip deep into Holmes's past. Full of brilliant deduction, disguises, and danger, The Beekeeper's Apprentice, the first book of the Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes mysteries, is "remarkably beguiling" (The Boston Globe).
Categories: Fiction

Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe

Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe

John Knox, The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of
Women (Geneva, 1558), fol. 16r. If all men are born free, how is it that all women
are born slaves? Mary Astell, Some Reflections Upon Marriage (London, 1706), ...

Author: Merry E. Wiesner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521778220

Category: History

Page: 325

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A major new edition of the bestselling volume in New Approaches to European History.
Categories: History

Renaissance Woman A Sourcebook

Renaissance Woman  A Sourcebook

INTRODUCTION The most public political debate about women during the
Renaissance was the legal and ... He argues, in refutation of Knox's assertion in
First blast of the trumpet against the monstrous regiment of women (1558) (pp.
138–9) ...

Author: Kate Aughterson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134810017

Category: History

Page: 344

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Renaissance Woman: A Sourcebook is an invaluable collection of accounts of women and femininity in early modern England. The volume is divided thematically into nine sections, each with an accessible introduction, notes on sources and an annotated bibliography. The sections are: * Theology * Biology * Conduct * Sexuality and Motherhood * Politics and Law * Education * Work * Writing and Speaking * Feminism Renaissance Woman: A Sourcebook brings together sources ranging from medical documents and political pamphlets to sermons and the Bible, as well as literary sources. Providing a historical context to issues of gender in the Renasissance, it will be essential reading for students of the period, gender studies and cultural history.
Categories: History

A I Rebellion

A I  Rebellion

This edition thus brings together for the first time all of Knox's most important writings on rebellion.

Author:

Publisher: Edwin Stark

ISBN:

Category:

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Modern British Women Writers

Modern British Women Writers

Incidentally , the Monstrous Regiment got its name from a quote by John Knox ,
referring to his diatribe against Queen Mary of England in " The First Blast of the
Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Women " ( qtd . in Worthen 844 ) .

Author: Vicki K. Janik

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313310300

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 428

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This reference includes alphabetically arranged entries on 58 British women writers of the 20th century. Some of these writers were born in England, while others, such as Katherine Mansfield and Doris Lessing, came from countries of the former Empire or Commonwealth. The volume also includes entries for women of color, such as Kamala Markandaya and Buchi Emecheta.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography