The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0321 Wednesday, 19 April 2006
Date: Tuesday, 18 Apr 2006 18:35:41 -0500
Subject: Elizabeth I Writings and Anglican 'spiritual counselor,' if any
Hello Listserv Members:
I'm a writer working on a novel, a historical drama, that takes place
during the time of Will Shakespeare. This listserv has been a gold mine
I'm looking for web sources for several pieces of information:
1) What was the perception of Elizabeth I writings by her peers and
successful and/or acknowledged writers of her reign? Were her letter,
poems, speeches, etc., considered well-written? Was Elizabeth I judged
to be an accomplished writer (given her education), or was there no
criticism/scrutiny of her work for fear of reprisals?
2) Did Elizabeth I have had a "spiritual counselor or advisor" in the
Anglican church during her reign? If so, what would his religious rank
have been - Archbishop? If, in fact, Elizabeth I did have a spiritual
counselor, what was the name of the person who actually served that role?
3) If Elizabeth I had a 'spiritual counselor or advisor," would this
person have advised her only on religious matters, or would the spectrum
of advice been broader - church, state, current political environment,
Thank you in advance for your help.
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