Seeing History: Illustration, Poetic Drama, and the National Past

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    This chapter examines the ways in which illustrations of history and drama interacted with one another in the eighteenth century, and the effects that interaction had on the shaping of historiographical, dramatic and national narratives. The chapter uses as its case study illustrations of the tenth-century Anglo-Saxon queen Elfrida, the subject of numerous histories, dramas and history paintings in the period c1750-c.1800.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRomanticism and Illustration
    Place of PublicationCambridge
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    ISBN (Electronic)9781108348829
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019

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