Publisher description for The Elizabeth icon, 1603-2003 / Julia M. Walker.

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Elizabeth I as Icon examines how the image and memory of the queen has been used and viewed in the 400 years since her death. Beginning with how Elizabeth created her iconic status during her reign, the book goes on to explore ways in which this image has evolved over the years. Walker shows that centuries of social, cultural and political agenda have been given public appeal by the use of the dead queen's image, and looks at her representation within children's literature, the suffragette movement, the two world wars, and within popular culture, including the Hollywood film Elizabeth.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603 Public opinion, Great Britain History Elizabeth, 1558-1603 Historiography, Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603 In literature, Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603 In art, National characteristics, British, in literature, National characteristics, British History, English literature History and criticism, Great Britain In art, Queens in literature, Queens in art