By Peter Hyland
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The highest social rank, the nobility, were also those closest to the seat of power, since it was from amongst them that Elizabeth chose her Privy Council, the body through which she governed. They also represented the greatest threat to her security. She surrounded herself with brilliant courtiers; some were dangerously ambitious, driven by self-interest, and part of her own genius was to be able to deal with political intrigue. Court culture was sophisticated and even cosmopolitan. The language of education was still Latin, and Elizabeth herself often used it to write letters to foreign dignitaries, though she could also communicate in French, Italian, Dutch and Spanish.
Mary, as soon as she became queen, set about reversing the religious reformation initiated by her father. Within months of her accession she had reinstated Catholicism in England and encouraged the persecution of prominent Protestants that led to the martyrdom of many and the exile of many more, ensuring a lasting English hatred of Rome. She married Philip II of Spain, partly to consolidate Catholic power, partly in the hope of producing an heir to prevent her sister from ascending the throne and restoring Protestantism.
He fully understood their significance as instruments of political indoctrination. Indeed, when in Troilus and Cressida Ulysses makes his speech about universal hierarchical order, he is quite clearly using the concept for political ends, to restore authority to Agamemnon, whose own inept leadership has been the cause of disorder in the Greek camp. Ulysses is a cynical manipulator, and Shakespeare would surely have expected his audience to recognize the distance between the noble rhetoric and the machiavellian uses to which it is being put.
An Introduction to Shakespeare: The Dramatist in His Context by Peter Hyland