Bassnett, Susan. "The Faerie Queen." In Elizabeth I: A Feminist Perspective, pp. 52-66. Oxford: Berg Publishers, 1988.
Discusses Elizabeth I's roles as both a spectator and a performer in music and poetry. Focuses on how she crafted a public persona suitable for wielding power in an era of emerging modern nation-states.
Bell, Ilona. "Elizabeth I, Always Her Own Free Woman." In Political Rhetoric, Power, and Renaissance Women, edited by Carole Levin and Patricia A. Sullivan, pp. 57-82. Albany: State University Press of New York, 1995.
Argues that Elizabeth I was an early feminist who used the...
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