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Women in a Man's World: Queen Elizabeth I and Edmund Spenser

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Transcript of Women in a Man's World: Queen Elizabeth I and Edmund Spenser

Women in a Man's World: Queen Elizabeth I and Edmund Spenser
by: sarah english, cierra ross, jana scheberl, and emily susler

Queen Elizabeth: the history
"Though the sex I belong to is considered weak, you will nevertheless find me a rock that bends to no wind"
Anne Boleyn
was charged with adultery and beheaded
Henry VIII wanted a son
Brought up with the best teachers
At age 6, Elizabeth was noted to have "as much gravity as if she had been 40"
Early identification as a Protestant
Elizabeth's Reign
She took the throne at age 25 on
November 17, 1558
the pressure to marry due to Queen Mary of Scotts (Catholic), the next heir
she refused all offers and vowed that she was married to her country
Rule & Reign, Cont'd
"artists and poets celebrated her in mythological guise", such as: Diana, the chaste goddess of the moon; Astrea, the goddess of justice; Gloricana, the the queen of the fairies
She spoke fluent French,Italian, and read Latin and Greek
Elizabeth's Speeches and Writings
Verses Written with a Diamond
Written in John Foxe's Acts and Monuments
The Passage of Our Most Dread Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth through the City of London to Westminster on the Day Before her Coronation
Coronation took place on
January 15, 1559
pick 24 words or phrases from the given list
arrange them in a random order on your bingo card
as the presentation goes on, you will find the key words and phrases in
when the word correlates with your board, fill in the correct definition and that will act as your marker
when you accumulate five in a row, shout out "BINGO!"
Elizabeth's Speeches Cont'd
Speech to the House of Commons,
January 28, 1563
"...Being both a woman wanting both wit and memory, some fear to speak and bashfulness besides, a thing appropriate to my ex. but yet the princely seat and kingly throne wherein God (thoug unworthy) hath constituted me, maketh these to causes seem little in mine eyes..."
Elizabeth's Speeches, Cont'd
A Speech to a Joint Delegation of Lords and Commons, November 5, 1566
Luke 12:48
A Letter to Mary, Queen of Scotts, February 24, 1567
to Mary, Queen of Scotts, after the murder of her late husband, Henry Stuart and her cousin Lord Darnley
Mary remarried
James Hepburn
, Earl of Bothwell (who was a chief conspirator in the murder) just three months after her late husband's death
Elizabeth's Speeches Cont'd
The Doubt of Future Foes
Mentions Mary Stuart as "the daughter of debate"
On Monsieur's Departure
breaking of the marriage negotiations with the French duke of Anjou in 1582
Elizabeth's Speeches Cont'd
A Letter to
Robert Dudley
, Earl of Leicester, February 10, 1586
Leicester was for a time her suitor and possible lover. he was also for a time governor of the Dutch in the Netherlands. when he accepted the position, he enraged the Queen and was forced to resign.
Elizabeth's Speeches Cont'd
A Letter to
Sir Amyas Paule
t, August 1586
the single best known of Queen Elizabeth's letters
was written during the time Mary's support tried to murder Queen Elizabeth. News reached the Queen, and the conspirators were beheaded; Queen Mary was put under strict confinement with Sir Amyas as her keeper.

Elizabeth's Speeches Cont'd
A Letter to King James VI of Scotland,
February 14, 1587
Written after Mary, Queen of Scotts was executed for
. Elizabeth wrote this letter in order to justify herself in her own mind for executing Mary.
Elizabeth's Speeches Cont'd
Verse Exchange between Elizabeth and Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh
is writing to Elizabeth based on his feelings of abandonment brought on by the
earl of Essex's
rise of popularity in the Queen's Eyes
Elizabeth's pet name for Sir Raleigh is "
Elizabeth's Speeches Cont'd
Speech to the Troops at Tilbury
Delivered on
August 9, 1588
to repel the Spanish Armada in Tilbury in Essex
"I know i have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but i have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too- and take foul scorn that Parma or any Prince of Europe should dare to invade the borders of my realm...."
Elizabeth's Speeches Cont'd
The Golden Speech
, November 20, 1601
a speech spoken during the Queen's last Parliament
in this speech she thanks the House of Commons and recaps the duties, successes, and attributes of her reign
Edmund Spenser
Spenser attended Merchant Taylor's School, Pembroke College, and Cambridge where he ultimately earned his M.A. in 1576
during his work with Leicester, he came to know Sir Philip Sydney and Sir Edward Dyer
sought to promote English poetry, especially with The Shepheardes Calendar, published 1579
also in 1579, Spenser relocated to ireland to become aide to
Lord Grey of Wilton
Edmund Spenser Cont'd
With the help of Sir Walter Raleigh, Spenser traveled back to England to publish the first three books of
The Fairie Queene
he was rewarded a pension of 50 pounds a year for his work
published the six-book series in 1596
passed a way in January of 1599
buried in the "
Poet's Corner
" of Westminster Abbey
A Few of Spenser's Works
The Shepheardes Caldender,
the Faerie Queen
Colin Clouts Come Home Againe
A View of the Present State of Ireland
Edmund Spenser: the Works
The Shepheardes Calendar
12 eclogues for each month of the year
the work as a whole is attributed to E.K.
deliberately written in psuedo-Chaucerian language
diction allowed for satirical and controversial comments on sensitive topics, specifically Queen Elizabeth's reign
The Shepheardes Calender: October
the first line of the poem echoes Chaucerian Language; direct quote to Chaucer's works
"under the shadow of his wing" and Sir Philip Sidney
about to characters:
Piers and Cuddie
poetry and muses: who is willing to chase love?
"why do so many not understand the love and affliction that beset those in love?"
The Sheapherdes Calendar: October
Each eclogue written to stand alone
published around the same time as Queen Elizabeth's engagement to the Earl of Leicester, served as a type of "
" to the proposal
opening possesses seasonal characteristics for the village toil and celebrations of the year
Anne Boleyn
November 17, 1558
Verses Written With a Diamond
January 15, 1559
January 28, 1563
James Hepburn
The Doubt of Future Foes
On Monsieur's Departure
Robert Dudley
Sir Amyas Paulet
February 14, 1587
Sir Walter Raleigh
Earl of Essex
August 9, 1588
the Golden Speach
Lord Grey of Wilton
The Faerie Queen
The Poet's Corner
Shepheardes Calendar
Piers and Cuddie
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