Defender of the Faith

Part 6: Queen Elizabeth, Defender of the Faith

Tim Knight | Posted 08.03.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

In Britain, the title means she defends her Church of England. But since none of her 15 other realms has a state religion, it's conveniently interpreted -- by those nations like Canada that still use the title in reference to her -- as meaning she defends freedom of religion and faith in some Supreme Power.