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dc.contributor.advisorRees, Emma
dc.contributor.advisorWall, Alan
dc.contributor.authorJones, Sheila
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-23T13:49:16Z
dc.date.available2022-05-23T13:49:16Z
dc.date.issued2022-04
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/626889/Sheila%20Jones%20PhD%20thesis%20April%202022.pdf?sequence=1
dc.identifier.citationJones, S. (2022). My Friend, the Queen, an historical novel, with an accompanying Critical Commentary, Historical Fiction in the 21st Century: its Purpose and Practice [Unpublished doctoral thesis]. University of Chester.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/626889
dc.description.abstract1509. On the day of the Coronation of the new young King and his Spanish Queen, eight-year-old Kat Champernowne goes to live and work at Hever Castle. There she strikes up a friendship with the family’s middle child, Anne: it is a lifelong bond that will take her to France, to London, to the birth of a Princess, and to the execution of a Queen. My Friend, the Queen is a feminist novel in the historical literary fiction genre, which presents the story of Anne Boleyn from an original perspective. Its protagonist, Kat Champernowne, more familiarly known by her married name of Ashley, is a real person whose early life has not previously been voiced. Throughout the substantive part of my thesis - the novel - she narrates her own story, closely intertwined with that of Anne Boleyn, from their imagined first meeting at Hever to Anne’s beheading in 1536. My Critical Commentary begins by tracing the trajectory and evolution of historical fiction from 1971. Drawing on the experience of undertaking a practice-based PhD, I then examine the relationship between history and fiction, linking my analysis of historical fiction’s current purpose and practice to the research and methodologies I employ in synthesising ‘fact’ and ‘fiction’ into a cohesive whole. I incorporate both critical and theoretical issues, as well as drawing on the works and methodology of other novelists, to delineate the role and status of historical fiction in the twenty-first century from the viewpoints of both a practitioner and a theorist.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren_US
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dc.subjectHistorical fictionen_US
dc.subjectcritical commentaryen_US
dc.titleMy Friend, the Queen, an historical novel, with an accompanying Critical Commentary, Historical Fiction in the 21st Century: its Purpose and Practiceen_US
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen_US
dc.rights.embargodate2027-06-14
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen_US
dc.rights.embargoreasonFuture publication is planneden_US
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen_US
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