“Mother of my Contreye”: Elizabeth I and Tudor Constructions of Motherhood

  title={“Mother of my Contreye”: Elizabeth I and Tudor Constructions of Motherhood},
  author={Christine Coch},
  journal={English Literary Renaissance},
  pages={423 - 450}
n the afternoon of 6 February 1559, just twelve days into Elizabeth’s first Parliament, Sir Thomas Gargrave, Speaker of the House of Commons, presented the Queen with “the single, the onely, the all-comprehending Prayer of all Enghsh-men”: that she might “by Marriage bring forth Children, Heirs both of their Mother’s Vertue and Empire.”’ Elizabeth’s response to this early request was characteristically sharp, assertive, and politically shrewd, anticipating the decisions she would ultimately… Expand
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