Chernaik, Warren. The Myth of Rome in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries. Cambridge University Press, 2011. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1017/CBO9780511921841.
While Queen Elizabeth I ruled England, her person and government gave playwrights, pamphleteers, and others contributing to popular culture much fodder with which to debate the country’s ethics, religion, and politics. Of course, criticizing Queen and country was risky business. Rome