John Nichols’s The Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth I: A New Edition of the Early Modern Sources, edited by Elizabeth Goldring, Faith Eales, Elizabeth Clarke, and Jayne Elisabeth, has been awarded the 11th Modern Language Association Prize for a Scholarly Edition.
Awarded each odd-numbered year since 1995, the prize is one of fifteen awards that will be presented on 9 January 2016. The committee’s citation for the winning book includes:
"[The editors] have succeeded admirably, coordinating forty contributors to a consistently high standard of erudition, precision, and transparency. The volumes feature everything the scholar could wish for and more, from an intelligent critical apparatus to more than one hundred beautifully instructive illustrations. This edition allows us to view Elizabethan court culture with fresh eyes and will give impetus to much new research. These volumes will be the standard reference for the sixteenth-century English court for many years to come. No scholar of the Elizabethan age can “progress” without it."