However, with advancing age, as his imperialist sentiments grew stronger, he grew increasingly out of touch with political, moral and social realities. Kipling was the first EnglishRead more
Im sure she knew of me before then. It was summer my summer memories spent with my grandmother break from college when I found myself back atRead more
Queen Elizabeth I and The Country Dancing
watched a pageant on the lake, where a mermaid swam, drawing her tail through the water, and an actor sat astride a splendidly constructed dolphin, from whose belly a melodious six-part song emanated. She would not marry or have children, and remained for the 45 years of her reign the unassailable Virgin Queen. But the Queen did not appear to notice these defects and went into raptures. What time does she wake up? One clue is that she mysteriously paid Dudleys servant, a man named Tamworth, a salary of 500. Though the stingiest of monarchs and patrons, she was always generous to her beloved Robert. But Lady Sheffield electoral college1 did not last.
But Elizabeth encouraged the wooing as a salve for the hurt caused her by Robert and Lettice. Dudley was taught alongside her when she was Princess Elizabeth. The Spanish ambassador passed on gossip that Dudleys wife had a malady in one of her breasts thought to be cancer and the Queen is only waiting for her to die to marry Lord Robert.
Ultimately, it is an alliance of affinity: both countries are bound together by shared beliefs in human rights, the rule of law, democratic government, free enterprise and diversity all values that the queen symbolizes in a human as well as institutional manner. It reflects quite accurately the policy of government, but unlike statecraft it speaks from and to the heart. Her relationship with Robert was volatile and never destined to end in marriage. In that play, the contentious, playful, spiteful and sexually frustrated relationship between Oberon and Titania, the king and queen of the fairies, mirrored Robert and Elizabeth. How far they went was open to speculation, and still. First was the free-and-easy Lady Sheffield, widow of a Lincolnshire nobleman, who bore him an illegitimate son.