Elizabeth's Bedfellows

An Intimate History of the Queen's Court

Author: Anna Whitelock

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408833638

Category: History

Page: 480

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Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At the heart of the new queen's court lay Elizabeth's bedchamber, closely guarded by the favoured women who helped her dress, looked after her jewels and shared her bed. Elizabeth's private life was of public, political concern. Her bedfellows were witnesses to the face and body beneath the make-up and elaborate clothes, as well as to rumoured illicit dalliances with such figures as Robert Dudley. Their presence was for security as well as propriety, as the kingdom was haunted by fears of assassination plots and other Catholic subterfuge. For such was the significance of the queen's body: it represented the very state itself. This riveting, revealing history of the politics of intimacy uncovers the feminized world of the Elizabethan court. Between the scandal and intrigue the women who attended the queen were the guardians of the truth about her health, chastity and fertility. Their stories offer extraordinary insight into the daily life of the Elizabethans, the fragility of royal favour and the price of disloyalty.

Strange Bedfellows

How Medical Jurisprudence Has Influenced Medical Ethics and Medical Practice

Author: Ben A. Rich

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306468492

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

View: 1115


The pervasive influence of law on medical practice and clinical bioethics is often noted with a combination of exasperation and lamentation. Physicians and non-physician bioethicists, generally speaking, consider the willingness of courts, legislatures, and regulatory agencies to insinuate themselves into clinical practice and medical research to be a distinctly negative aspect of contemporary American society. They are quick to point out that their colleagues in other Western developed nations are not similarly afflicted, and that the situation which obtains elsewhere is highly preferable to the legalization and purported over-regulation of medicine that has taken place in the United States during the last fifty years. In this book I offer a decidedly different perspective. It is, admittedly, not entirely without personal and professional bias. Prior to becoming a fu- time academic, teaching bioethics in the setting of an academic medical center, I was, for nearly 20 years, an attorney specializing in health law. Even after earning a doctorate in philosophy, I was frequently considered to be the “resident lawyer” on the bioethics faculty, much more frequently looked to for my insights on the law than my perspective as one who had formally studied moral philosophy and applied ethics. I note this not out ofa sense of frustration or disappointment, but as confirmation that even among physicians and n- physician bioethicists, there is widespread recognition that the law does have important contributions to make in assessing the practice ofmedicine and the conduct of medical research.

Artistic Bedfellows

Histories, Theories and Conversations in Collaborative Art Practices

Author: Holly Crawford

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761841913

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 5721


Artistic Bedfellows is an international interdisciplinary collection of historical essays, critical papers, case studies, interviews, and comments from scholars and practitioners that shed new light on the growing field of collaborative art. This collection examines the field of collaborative art broadly, while asking specific questions with regard to the issues of interdisciplinary and cultural difference, as well as the psychological and political complexity of collaboration. The diversity of approach is needed in the current multimedia and cross disciplinarily world of art. This reader is designed to stimulate thought and discussion for anyone interested in this growing field and practice.

Estranged bedfellows

Britain and France in the Middle East during the Second World War

Author: Aviel Roshwald

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: History

Page: 315

View: 8360


Index. Bibliography: p.299-304.

Strange Bedfellows

Incest and Miscegenation in Thomas Dixon, William Faulkner, Ralph Ellison, and John Sayles

Author: Kimberley Iris Magowan

Publisher: N.A



Page: 508

View: 733


Strange Bedfellows

Organizational Obstacles to Prison--non-profit Partnerships in the Provision of Inmate Treatment Programs : a Thesis in Administration of Justice

Author: Susan Clark Craig

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nonprofit organizations

Page: 144

View: 4943


Intimate bedfellows

love, sex, and the Catholic Church

Author: Thomas Finn,Donna Finn

Publisher: Pauline Books & Media

ISBN: 9780819836670

Category: Psychology

Page: 85

View: 3044


A young adult's clear and friendly introduction to the Church's teachings on sexuality and love, cohabitation and the use of contraceptives. Stresses the dignity of each person.