The Life of Elizabeth I - Chapter 14 A Court at Once Gay, Decadent, and Superb Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14 A Court at Once Gay, Decadent, and Superb Summary and Analysis

Chapter 14 discusses the Tudor court. It was nomadic because the entourage was too expensive for any one home to host them for a long time. The Queen's favorite house was Nonsuch, located in Surrey. Elizabeth distanced herself from the homes of her childhood and the tower. Many of her childhood memories were unhappy or even disturbing, and as Queen she wanted to remain in control, with no reminders that she had ever been anyone else. Her imprisonment in the Tower by Mary Stewart was by far the most terrifying time for her, but on her accession she made the obligatory trip there, stating publicly that God had chosen this destiny for her. She was a patron of the arts and loved the theatre. She enjoyed...

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