Representing Elizabeth in Stuart England: Literature, History, Sovereignty

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Examining Elizabeth I's lasting impact on the Anglo-American historical imagination, John Watkins traces the development of Elizabeth I's iconic significance in the political and popular imagination of the seventeenth century. From powerful monarch to the perfect model of the tragic individual pitted against a hostile social order, Elizabeth's story informs contemporary debates. This study appeals to literary and cultural historians alike.

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Representing Elizabeth in Stuart England is the first book to examine Elizabeth I's lasting impact on the Anglo-American historical imagination. John Watkins traces the development of Elizabeth I's iconic significance in the political and popular imagination of the seventeenth century. From monarch to the perfect model of the tragic individual pitted against a hostile social order, Elizabeth's story informed contemporary debates. This study will appeal to literary and cultural historians alike.

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John Watkins is Associate Professor of English at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. He is the author of The Specter of Dido: Spenser and Virgilian Epic (1995).

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