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The Gothic legacy of Shakespeare’s Wars of the Roses
Elisabeth Bronfen and Beate Neumeier

, while Elizabeth I was brought to the silver screen by both Flora Robson and Bette Davis. As Hollywood returned to the royal epic genre in the 1950s and early 1960s, it brought back some of its previous stars, with Bette Davis once more impersonating the old Virgin Queen while Jean Simmons gave her face to the young Bess. The most iconic revival of queenship on the screen

in Gothic Renaissance
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E.J. Clery and Robert Miles

with the character or action, not warranted by the history of great men, in more enlightened periods. Though pope Sixtus Quintus admired the character of our Elizabeth, and Christina of Sweden longed to see Cromwell; yet a novellist could not decently, or with much probability, feign an intrigue between his holiness and the virgin queen, or between the fanatical Cromwell and the amorous, though

in Gothic documents