Dido, Queen of England

  title={Dido, Queen of England},
  author={Deanne Williams},
  pages={31 - 59}
From Sir Philip Sidney to Sir Roy Strong, Queen Elizabeth I's observers have been fascinated by the topic of marriage.' Elizabeth managed to avoid it for decades, maintaining, when pressed, that she considered herself wedded to England. Her prevarications generated a discourse of courtship, and of courtiership, that defined the terms of Elizabethan politics as well as theatricality.2 Only with hindsight do the tangle of invitations, courtships and suitors, and the hedging and equivocation that… 

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