Elizabeth I and the Old Testament
Elizabeth I and the Old Testament
Biblical Analogies and Providential Rule
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Introduction: Elizabeth I and the Old Testament

Chapter 1: Elizabeth I’s Use of the Old Testament

Chapter 2: 1558–1569: Legitimizing the Regime

Chapter 3: 1570–1584: Popery, Plots, Progresses—and Excommunication

Chapter 4: 1585–1590: Biblical Typology and the Catholic Threat

Chapter 5: 1591–1602: The Twilight Years and the Catholic Threat redux

Conclusion: Biblical Analogy and Providential Rule

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Aidan Norrie

Elizabeth I and the Old Testament

Biblical Analogies and Providential Rule

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Throughout her reign, Elizabeth I and her supporters used biblical analogies to perpetuate the Queen’s claim to be England’s providential Protestant monarch. While Elizabeth’s parallels with various biblical figures—including Deborah, Esther, Judith, David, Solomon, and Daniel—have all received varying levels of attention in the scholarship, this is the first analysis of how biblical analogy functioned as a religio-political tool for Elizabeth across her reign. Taking both a chronological and thematic approach, this book addresses this gap by analyzing Elizabeth and her supporters’ use of the Old Testament to provide justification for decisions (or the lack thereof), to offer counsel to the Queen, and to vindicate both female kingship and the royal supremacy. It argues that biblical analogies were a vital component of Elizabethan royal iconography, and that their widespread use demonstrates their potency as a tool for legitimizing and sustaining her power.
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Aidan Norrie

Aidan Norrie is Lecturer in History at University Campus North Lincolnshire and the Managing Editor of The London Journal. He has co-edited several collections, including the four-volume series, English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty (2022).