The heart and stomach of a king: Elizabeth I and the politics of sex and power

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 243 pages
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Carole Levin explores contemporary representations of the unmarried, childless Elizabeth and focuses on the ways in which members of her court, foreign ambassadors, and a motley--and sometimes delusional--collection of subjects responded to her. Throughout, Levin's purpose is to explore how gender constructions, role expectations, and beliefs about sexuality influenced both Elizabeth's self-presentation and others' perceptions of her as a female, and Protestant, ruler. --from publisher description

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Heart and stomach of a King: Elizabeth I and the politics of sex and power

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She was England's virgin queen, king but for her sex, "ever her own mistress," as Francis Bacon and his contemporaries proclaimed. Elizabeth I was besieged on all sides: to marry, to go to war, to ... Read full review

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