This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
Working Title: Tragic Queen: From YKTTW
Cut this Elizabeth example, since she's already listed.
* The quintessential Real Life
incarnation of this trope is, of course, Elizabeth I of England. How well she lived up to all the trope's implications is a matter for historical debate and romantic imagination, but it certainly fits her dilemma as a ruler and her projected persona to a T.
Took out this example, because it was a Real Life
example attached to a fictional one, and seemed based on unverifiable claims about a long-dead person's state of mind rather than any clear argument for why she belonged here. Also, whatever The Other Wiki
says, "Victoria of the United Kingdom" is a very weird and idiosyncratic way to refer to her (check their discussion page, they made it up).
- Victoria of the United Kingdom is the perfect example of a monarch who fondly imagined herself this trope incarnate.