Today we launch the public face of the research project A Thousand Times Worse Than Death: A Thanatography of Robert Devereux, Second Earl of Essex.
This site, and this project, are meant for scholars, students, and members of the public who are interested in the culture of Elizabethan England — written, performed, and visual — as well as the history of the period. However, the Timeline spans more than 400 years of representations of the Earl of Essex and Queen Elizabeth — and so will be of interest to anyone who studies theories of representation as well as the histories of literature, drama, film, and other genres. Finally, of course, it is dedicated to all of us intrigued by the two historical figures at the center of this fascinating story and its multiple re-tellings — Essex and Elizabeth.
Please return regularly to see our latest blog posts, research, and progress reports on the Timeline.