By Bernard Cottret

« Elisabeth est vierge, comme l’Angleterre est île », déclarait Victor Hugo à l’époque romantique ; tout en précisant : « En admirant Elisabeth, l’Angleterre aime son miroir ». C’est cette relation étroite entre une femme et son will pay que Bernard Cottret met au cœur de los angeles reconstitution minutieuse du règne de l. a. reine vierge. Vierge, Elisabeth l’a été, automobile elle n’a jamais ecu qu’un seul époux, le royaume. remark relever ce défi singulier, dans une société aussi imprégnée par les rites masculins de los angeles guerre et de los angeles violence que l’Angleterre de los angeles Renaissance, être un « roi femme » ? Dans ce livre brillant et entraînant, qui est davantage un essai historique qu’une biographie classique, B. Cottret montre remark l. a. reine, pénétrée du caractère symbolique et religieux du pouvoir, a consciemment engendré son propre mythe, à los angeles development duquel ont participé poètes, peintres, écrivains, théologiens, et naturellement hommes de guerre et courtisans dans cet âge d’or épris de littérature, de théâtre et d’épopée.En même temps qu’une description de los angeles société politique anglaise du XVIe siècle, une réflexion sur l’idéologie et l’exercice du pouvoir royal quand il est assumé par une femme qui s’est rendue, dans sa vie publique et privée, intouchable. Par quoi ce règne exceptionnel ouvre à los angeles modernité. Et l’auteur sait y mettre le ton.

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