Main Topic: Our World
Speaker: Carole Levin
Elizabeth I: Power, Politics and Sexuality
In the second half of the 16th century, the English people had to deal with their feelings about a ruler who was not only a female, but also unmarried. Levin explores connections between the rumors about Elizabeth’s sexuality and the ways she used power, particularly in her courtships and her relationships with her favorites. Levin gives an insightful look at the politics, pressures and personal life of Queen Elizabeth I.