The Social, Political and Theological Implications of the Prayers of Elizabeth I - Access, Display and Association
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. William D. Acres
Tudor monarchs formed and expressed a metaphor of sovereignty meant to signify their legitimacy as rulers. Elizabeth I expressed that metaphor through her composition and publication of prayers. Transforming medieval symbols, rituals, church and calendar, Elizabeth used her prayers as a mechanism of government and claim to legitimacy.
Cliff, William Grant, "The Social, Political and Theological Implications of the Prayers of Elizabeth I - Access, Display and Association" (2009). Digitized Theses. 4013.