The Female Monarchy: A Rhetorical Strategy of Early Modern Rule

@article{Beemer2011TheFM,
  title={The Female Monarchy: A Rhetorical Strategy of Early Modern Rule},
  author={Cristy A. Beemer},
  journal={Rhetoric Review},
  year={2011},
  volume={30},
  pages={258 - 274}
}
Queen Mary I was crowned in 1553, becoming the first reigning queen of England. In order to provide a powerful image of female rule to her people, Queen Mary invented a rhetorical strategy that reflected her society's oppressive gender expectations of chaste silence so that she could become a powerfully voiced ruler. Her sister and successor, Queen Elizabeth I, later mirrored Mary's strategy. England's first female monarchs created an image of female rule by employing the figures of the spouse… 
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