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The Heart and Stomach of a King
- Elizabeth I and the Politics of Sex and Power
- By: Carole Levin
- Narrated by: Maggie Walsh
- Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
In her famous speech to rouse the English troops staking out Tilbury at the mouth of the Thames during the Spanish Armada's campaign, Queen Elizabeth I is said to have proclaimed, "I may have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king." Whether or not the transcription is accurate, the persistent attribution of this provocative statement to England's most studied and celebrated queen illustrates some of the contradictions and cultural anxieties that dominated the collective consciousness of England.
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