Patient Griselda can be powerful and independent, if she wants to, but she does not use it. It is a pity, that she takes no advantage of her trumps. Griselda should manipulate her husband, because she would have the world at her feet. She does not have to be the obedient and humiliated, poor wife. But a prominent queen, filling her whole duties and taking care of all people who live in the kingdom.
The Catholics did not accept Elizabeth as the queen of England because she was not a legitimate child due to the fact that Henry VIII did not really divorce his first wife. Elizabeth had two significant points: One of them it didn’t really matter to her what gender she was. Second, she would not take anyone’s advice but listen to her Privy Council’s advice. Throughout her reign, Elizabeth decreased the amount of money that the crown spent on its own wardrobe and [new sentence] also travelled to meet with others. Elizabeth did not marry but succeeded in winning the support of people [how did she win the support of the people?]
But more importantly, when Johanna was banned from Russia for spying for the king of Prussia, Catherine was able to escape her mother’s controlling and abusive grasp; however, this lead Catherine to be further scrutinized by the Russians. Her mother’s betrayal produced the question of whether or not the princess could be fully
Since this was normally accomplished by coemptio, a form of sale that merely placed her in someone else's power, she was specifically said not to have undergone emancipation, which normally simply passed a woman into the tutela of her nearest male relative. She was then freed from any form of tutela but uniquely without loss of status (capitis minutio), i.e., without falling into the manus of any other man. Though she was under the formal discipline of the Pontifex Maximus, who could scourge her for minor offenses, he exercised neither patria potestas nor tutela over her. Thus the complex legal procedure
Elisabeth the first probably wrote this speech because she knew that some of her men had no faith in her and in their chances at winning against the Spanish armada. The queen tries to abridge a link between her and her troops, and tries to show them that she worth of their trust and will eventually reward them for defending her. thus it can be deducted that if it wasn’t for the Queen’s speech the battle might have turned out to be very different and the Spanish might have win. Therefore Elisabeth was able to use Ethos, Logos, and Pathos to make a well rouded and very convincing speech for her
Even though Queen Elizabeth II has had the authority and power over the nation for a long time, she tried to change her mind when her position as a queen was threatened by the nation, who were upset with the royal family ignoring the death of princess Diana. While walking, Queen Mother Elizabeth kept emphasizing the nobility and dignity of Queen Elizabeth II. In her view, her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, is the greatest asset that the institution has. Since born as a member of loyal family cannot be learnable, I assume this scene and Queen Mother Elizabeth as an example of traits-based theory. Behavior based theory is regarded as learnable leadership style, unlike trait based theory.
However, Elizabeth doesn’t obey for the sake of her aristocracy. Instead, she refused to not sacrifice her good sense or self-respect to please her: “Elizabeth found that nothing was beneath this great Lady’s attention, which could furnish her with any occasion of dictating others” (165). Austen uses Elizabeth’s newly formed courage against the formidable Lady Catherine to emphasize her strong individualistic personality and pragmatic views. It requires immense courage and strength for her to challenge a domineering personality of a higher social
During the Middle Ages, a time period when strict gender roles heavily restricted the powers of women, it was unheard of for a woman to lead men into battle and nearly impossible for one to influence the outcome of a war (Cawthon). However, Joan of Arc bucked the trend, and despite growing up as a peasant, she played an integral role in securing France 's victory during the Hundred Years’ War. Her unlikely rise and untimely fall occured because of religion and how it influenced her decisions as well as those of the people around her, largely due to the prominence of Christianity in politics during the Middle Ages. At the time of Joan’s birth in 1412 (Robin 191), the Hundred Years’ War was well underway. The war began in 1337 after Charles IV, the king of France, died without producing a male heir and many questioned who would become France’s next leader.
It brought women to the fore and gave them a role to play” (67), this quote is proving that a Creon is limiting one of the few things women were allowed to at the time of their society, which was for Antigone to bury Polynices. This is the reasoning for Antigone not denying that she buried Polynices; she was taking the consequences for what she believed was right and knew it would make her brother and the gods proud (459-540). Therefore, he has taken away and limited her rights. Thus, making this is the main reason for the family rivalry between Antigone and
She reversed the Protestant reform progress and threw out all previous reforms, executed or exiled many Protestants for heresy, and gave the pope his authority back. Once Mary died though, Elizbeth took the throne and, to maintain the Protestants support, reinstated the Act of supremacy and reintroduced the Book of Common Prayer. She did try to gain Catholic’s support as well but by the end of her reign, Catholicism was against the law. Being a priest was even considered a crime that led to many accusations of treason. It was under Elizabeth’s rule that Protestantism was able to
The Petition of Right (1628) was England 's most famous Constitutional charter created to extend “the rights of commoners" to have a voice in the government. " Four of its main points include: “No taxes could be levied without Parliament 's consent. No English subject could be imprisoned without cause--thus reinforcing the right of habeas corpus. No quartering of soldiers in citizens’ homes. No martial law may be used in peacetime.” This is similar to the English Bill of Rights (1688), which guaranteed free elections and rights for citizens accused of crime.
Henry wanted to marry Anne Boleyn, who he was in love with. The Catholic church would not allow this divorce because it was against the church law. In order to get his divorce, Henry made the reformist choice to break off from the church and create his own church called the Church of England which he was the leader of. This new church allowed him to divorce Catherine and have children with Anne Boleyn, who still did not produce a male heir. Eventually, this led to the first queens of England, Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I.