A Ballad of Treason for Queen Mary I’s Accession

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  • Valerie Schutte Independent Scholar

Keywords:

Queen Mary I, ballad, treason, accession, John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland

Abstract

A ninuectyue agaynst Treason is a ballad that was printed upon Queen Mary I’s accession. It is comprised of fourteen stanzas; the first ten each have seven lines, and the last four are only four lines each. The ballad is not so much celebratory of the new Queen Mary, but a lesson or warning about the dangers of acting against a Tudor monarch.

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2021-11-25

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