The creation of a civic myth: representations of London in the Lord Mayor's Day pageants, 1585-1630

dc.contributor.advisorAndrew, Donna
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Kimberley
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-24T15:30:23Z
dc.date.available2020-08-24T15:30:23Z
dc.date.copyright2004
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is an investigation of the various representations of the city of London in the scripts for the annual Lord Mayor's Day pageants. All of the extant texts from the years 1585-1630 have been used as primary sources. A thorough examination of these texts, supplemented by a detailed history of the period, has led the author to conclude that these pageant scripts acted as propaganda for the Twelve Great Livery Companies of London, and, in particular, for the Lord Mayor himself. Also included in this study is an investigation of the way that history and myth were misconstrued by the authors of said pageantry to suit the day's events by improving the image of their capital.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/19474
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subjectLondon, Englanden_US
dc.subjectLord Mayor's Day pageantsen_US
dc.subject1585-1630en_US
dc.subjectCivic mythen_US
dc.subjectPropagandaen_US
dc.titleThe creation of a civic myth: representations of London in the Lord Mayor's Day pageants, 1585-1630en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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