Chivalry, British sovereignty and dynastic politics : undercurrents of antagonism in Tudor-Stewart relations, c.1490-c.1513
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This article investigates the deliberate use and manipulation of chivalric culture and iconography by James IV of Scotland to position the Stewart dynasty's claims to the English throne in contest with the concurrent consolidation of Tudor dynastic security. This resulted in a dialogue developing between the two kingdoms concerning the relationship between sovereignty, dynasty and chivalry. This article argues for a new approach to the study of chivalry, by considering it as a meaningful language in political communication. It finds that chivalry had a strong currency in diplomatic discourse and was used to transact political issues of sovereignty and dynasty.
Stevenson , K 2013 , ' Chivalry, British sovereignty and dynastic politics : undercurrents of antagonism in Tudor-Stewart relations, c.1490-c.1513 ' Historical Research , vol 86 , no. 234 , pp. 601-618 . DOI: 10.1111/1468-2281.12017
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