Hi, I've recently had to decide in a dissertation topic for my third year at university. I've come up with two final ideas.
The first is important aristocratic women, how important were they, did they have any influence in politics etc? But I need to find someone to focus on, someone who isn't too generic or obvious. Any ideas?
My other idea is looking at Elizabeth I being the Virgin queen, why didn't she take a husband, when was the term "Virgin Queen" coined, was it a good choice to not choose a husband etc.
Which idea do you think would be more interesting or easier to do in terms of primary sources?