Dr Sue Doran Visits St Paul’s

March 5, 2015

On 2 March, VII History students were treated to a lecture by Dr Sue Doran, a widely published expert on Elizabeth I, senior research fellow at Jesus College, Oxford, and previously a teacher at St Paul’s. She discussed Elizabeth and the issue of her succession in the context of ongoing religious tensions and suspicion towards foreign powers that were at the forefront of Tudor society, emphasizing the perceived volatility that surrounded the question of succession. Sue Doran’s stance on Elizabeth challenges that of some other, typically male, historians, arguing that the Queen’s motivations for never naming a successor were intelligent and consciously political.

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