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2018 Week 2 Course 9

Power and Intimacy: Elizabeth I and her Court


Janet Dickinson


Week 2

8 - 14 July 2018

Ruling for 44 years as a ‘Virgin Queen’, the extraordinary life of Elizabeth I has long fascinated scholars, seeking to make sense of the upheavals of her reign. This course will focus on life and politics at the Elizabethan court. Our discussions will be grounded in primary source material as we address a series of key questions. How did Elizabeth retain the loyalty of those closest to her? What did it mean when the queen would not decide? What did it take to succeed at the court and to win and hold the favour of the queen? Who, in the final analysis, was in charge?





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