Early in the reign, Levin writes, interest in the Queen's sexual behavior "was a means for the people to express their concern over a female monarch
, and also a way of expressing the hope she would fulfill her womanly function, and have a child", while later in the reign, when Elizabeth was too old to have a child, rumors of her sexual misconduct "served as a focus for discontent and fear for the succession" (67).
Various students guessed he was dressed as Hermione Granger from the "Harry Potter'' series, British Queen Elizabeth, and Empress Wu, China's only female monarch
The patriarchal Renaissance England was not in favour of a female monarch
, and Elizabeth took up the throne feeling the misogynistic atmosphere at court which accompanied her succession.
An officer named Fleet was handed the contents of Mandarin's pockets - a sixpence bus ticket, half a crown and a ten-shilling note - and immediately Fleet puckered his brow at the sight of the unknown female monarch
featured on the strange currency - Queen Elizabeth II.
THIS country has always thrived under a female monarch
As stated in her introduction, Richards hopes her work will "re-assess conventional attitudes to Mary Tudor" and call into question whether or not England's first true female monarch
"deserved the reputation she has borne through the ages" (p.
butterflies lay ridged, spherical eggs on the underside of milkweed leaves.
Hatshepsut was a female monarch
who called herself a pharaoh, dressed like a man and wore a beard.
This leads one to consider the possibility that the females are better navigators and could possibly increase the chance of a female monarch
reaching its destination and reproducing, thus helping to perpetuate the species.
We have a female monarch
and why not female choristers?
The female Monarch
, wisely enough, lays her eggs on the underside of the milkweed when journeying north.
Rejecting Spenserian romance not only for the well-known dangers of the genre per se, but also as the celebration of a female monarch
who fashioned her court on the model of Arthurian romance, Milton evokes (and rejects) that celebration in Satan's ravishing address to Eve as "Goddess among Gods.