Lead: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, used her sexuality for the good of the nation.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content:  In one of her first speeches to Parliament Elizabeth gave a strong signal as to how she viewed her role as a monarch and as a woman. She said, "I have already joined myself to a husband, namely the Kingdom of England." From that point on, the Queen's use of her sexuality, was subtle and manipulative, but also ultimately very useful in helping bring stability and prosperity to England.

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