The Heart and Stomach of a King: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Sex and Power / Edition 2

The Heart and Stomach of a King: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Sex and Power / Edition 2

by Carole Levin
ISBN-10:
0812222407
ISBN-13:
9780812222401
Pub. Date:
11/30/2013
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
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The Heart and Stomach of a King: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Sex and Power / Edition 2

In her famous speech to rouse the English troops staking out Tilbury at the mouth of the Thames during the Spanish Armada's campaign, Queen Elizabeth I is said to have proclaimed, "I may have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king." Whether or not the transcription is accurate, the persistent attribution of this provocative statement to England's most studied and celebrated queen illustrates some of the contradictions and cultural anxieties that dominated the collective consciousness of England during a reign that lasted from 1558 until 1603.

In The Heart and Stomach of a King, Carole Levin explores the myriad ways the unmarried, childless Elizabeth represented herself and the ways members of her court, foreign ambassadors, and subjects represented and responded to her as a public figure. In particular, Levin interrogates the gender constructions, role expectations, and beliefs about sexuality that influenced her public persona and the way she was perceived as a female Protestant ruler. With a new introduction that situates the book within the emerging genre of cultural biography, the second edition of The Heart and Stomach of a King offers insight into the continued fascination with Elizabeth I and her reign.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812222401
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date: 11/30/2013
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 1,158,680
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

Preface to the Second Edition ix

1 Introduction 1

2 Elizabeth as Sacred Monarch 10

3 The Official Courtships of the Queen 39

4 Wanton and Whore 65

5 The Return of the King 91

6 Elizabeth as King and Queen 121

7 Dreaming the Queen 149

Notes 173

Bibliography 215

Index 235

Acknowledgments 245

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