Elizabeth I, Then
March 21 through August 2, 2003 a Folger exhibition
Elizabeth as Ruler
Elizabeth I ruled more directly
than the current queen, Elizabeth II, who is more of a figurehead. All
of Elizabeth I's advisors and members of Parliament were men, and while
usually respectful of them, she also made her own views clear. She liked
to see herself as married to her kingdom, with her subjects as children.