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Edmund Spenser (1552—1599) poet and administrator in Ireland

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Elizabeth I (1533—1603) queen of England and Ireland


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The heroine of Bk III of Spenser's Faerie Queene, the daughter of King Ryence of Britain and the female knight of chastity. She has fallen in love with Artegall, whose image she has seen in a magic mirror. She is the most powerful of several types of Queen Elizabeth in the poem.

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