Friday, April 4, 2008
RELIC Program at Broadmoor Branch Library
These photos were taken at Broadmoor Library by Ms. Cannon during the break of the RELIC program, Session 2, ELIZABETH I OF ENGLAND AND HER TIMES. There were many more participants this week, including a group from Byrd H.S.
The evening's topic was "Years of Hope and Challenge". Dr. Cheryl White, with humor and insight, focussed on the problems Elizabeth faced as a 16th century female ruler. I concluded that Elizabeth would today, be termed a centrist, taking a middle path to soothe her contentious Catholic and Protestant countrymen. She also continued to rule as the Virgin Queen, countering arguments for marriage with a rationale that emphasized her committment to England. Dr. White referred to this as Elizabeth's "marriage game".
Next week's topic is "Life in Elizabethan England" with the primary facilitor, Dr. James Lake. Ira and I are looking forward to seeing you there.