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Prizes for An Edition of the Letters of Dorothy Percy Sidney, Countess of Leicester (1598-1659)

FT-55623-08
An Edition of the Letters of Dorothy Percy Sidney, Countess of Leicester (1598-1659)
Noel Kinnamon, Mars Hill University

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Prizes for The Correspondence (c. 1626-1659) of Dorothy Percy Sidney, Countess of Leicester (Book)

Josephine Roberts Award for the Best Scholarly Edition Published in 2010 [link]
Date: 10/20/2011 12:00:00 AM
Organization: Society for the Study of Early Modern Women [link]
Abstract: It is hard to imagine a more comprehensive, meticulously researched, and minutely detailed edition than this one of the correspondence of Dorothy Percy Sidney, Countess of Leicester, from the early reign of Charles I through to her death on the eve of the Stuart restoration in 1659, by the experienced editorial team of Brennan, Kinnamon, and Hannay (editors of writings by Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, as well as by Robert Sidney, first Earl of Leicester, and Barbara Gamage Sidney, Countess of Leicester). The substantial introduction is divided into major chronological and thematic sections—childhood and family, courtship, early married life and family connections, 1620s court politics, 1630s/40s royal service, an invaluable thematic outline Dorothy Percy Sidney's writings, and a detailed portrait of the Sidney complex fortunes during the English Civil Wars and Commonwealth (with moving commentary by her husband, brother, and son at the time of her death). At least as


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