Female captivity and the rhetoric of supplication: the cases of Lady Arbella Stuart and Lady Mary Grey

Alison Thorne

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This essay examines the effects of captivity, both actual and metaphorical, on two aristocratic women who suffered lengthy periods of incarceration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWomen and letters in early modern britain
Subtitle of host publicationgendered rhetorics and networks in renaissance correspondence
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2013


  • female captivity
  • rhetoric
  • supplication
  • women
  • early modern britain
  • letters
  • gendered rhetorics
  • renaissance correspondence
  • networks
  • lady arbella stuart
  • lady mary grey

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