2013 Student Research Conference:
26th Annual Student Research Conference

A Gender Analysis of the Rule of Elizabeth I of England
Kristin J. Haynes
Dr. David Robinson and Dr. Kathryn Brammall, Faculty Mentors

Queen Elizabeth I was a powerful woman in a world universally dominated by men. Despite her handicap she is widely remembered as one of England's best rulers and, consequently, she has become an icon for female political power. This research examines the impact that Queen Elizabeths I gender had on the politics of her reign. It is important to see the challenges Queen Elizabeth I overcame, and how her gender affected these obstacles in a time that was so thoroughly dominated by men. Most current research focuses on how others reacted to the Queens gender. This project, in contrast, focuses on how Elizabeth saw and presented her gender, especially when it came to political matters.

Keywords: Queen Elizabeth I, Tudor England, Tudor Women, English History, Gender

Topic(s):History Senior Seminar
Women's and Gender Studies

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 102-1
Location: VH 1236
Time: 8:00

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