Courts and Spaces: Access, Privilege, and the Visual Performance of Monarchy from Tudor to Stuart

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Bridging the Reformation, this panel interrogates the shifting choreography of the transitioning Tudor to Stuart Courts. Addressing spatial dialogues between image and onlooker, symbol and signification, we consider contemporary dialogues between the monarch and their court. Socio-spatial hierarchies operated domestically, diplomatically, and dramaturgically in relation to the operation and structures of power. Each paper explores the dynamic of court and courted under Tudor and Stuart monarchs from James IV of Scotland to Charles I. This panel maps the transformations of perception of the court as a private, performative, and politicised space.

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