The Name of a Queen

Author(s): 
Beem, Charles
Author(s): 
Moore, Dennis
ISBN: 
9781137272010
Date published: 
April 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00

William Fleetwood's Itinerarium ad Windsor is one of the most unusual and intriguing contributions to the sixteenth-century controversy over whether a woman could rightfully rule England. In this essay, author William Fleetwood - antiquarian, historian, and City Recorder of London - described a conversation during a leisurely horseback ride from London to Windsor in March, 1575, shared by Fleetwood, Thomas Sackville, Lord Buckhurst, and Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, during which the trio collectively offered a crisp and lucid discussion of the theoretical as well as the constitutional relationship between female rule and the English monarchy.