The Life of Elizabeth I Topics for Discussion

Alison Weir (historian)
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How did Elizabeth's early childhood affect her later attitudes on marriage? How did her relationship with her father and siblings contribute to her the way she ruled her kingdom?

How did Elizabeth's imprisonment in the Tower affect her? Did it change her views on political imprisonment and how prisoners should be treated? Why was she always so hesitant to sentence prisoners to death?

Why was Elizabeth so hesitant to execute Mary, Queen of Scots? Why was she initially seeking friendship with Mary? How did their relationship evolve?

How did Elizabeth's councilors affect her policies? Were their thoughts and opinions highly regarded by her?

Why did Elizabeth never marry? How did she use the constant game of courting and proposals to her advantage? Was it ever a disadvantage?

Was Robert Dudley the love of Elizabeth's life? Why do you think he is/is not? How...

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