Heart And Stomach Of A King: Analysis

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Elizabeth’s lack of desire to marry but intentions to led men on is clear for this story from the book titled The Heart and Stomach of a King: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Sex and Power. (Carole Levin, 53-54) one of the many suitors to peruse Queen Elizabeth was Archduke Charles. In the book Levin tells a tale written down by Diego Guzman De Silva, the Spanish ambassador to England playing a trick on the Queen. That the Queen had been speaking about wanting Charles to come and visit, but that De Silva knew it to be a lie that she really had no interested in him or other suitors, so De Silva tells her that Charles was there in court in disguise. Elizabeth was “horrified” according to the words of the author. It’s clear that based off the
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