There are many well-known great feuds, both fictional and nonfictional alike. A famous fictional feud is that of the Capulets and Montagues. Their malefic feud is described in William Shakespeare’s, “Romeo and Juliet.” The families’ ill whims prove to be extremely destructive on their distinctive families. A nonfictional example is the feud of Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots. Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots, her older half-sister, were declared to be illegitimate as King Henry VIII tried to pave the way for a male heir. The two were later reinstated as potential heirs. Mary, Queen of Scots, also known as Mary Stuart, was the Catholic heiress to Scotland’s throne. She was not mentioned in Henry VIII’s, King of England, succession will. However, Mary was related to the tudor line and had some claim to the throne. Queen Elizabeth I was the Protestant heiress to England’s throne. She was the …show more content…
Mary could have let Elizabeth rule England without attempting to take ahold of the crown. In this situation, both females would be monarchs of neighboring kingdoms. Granting that they were related, they would have been great allies. The two women could have also combined the two countries that they ruled, Scotland and England, resulting in a stronger and more powerful country. Despite of the positive outcomes of these situations, the reality is that having royalty to humble themselves for the good of their country is rare. They were raised being taught that they were entitled to everything they desired, including the throne. Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots were no different. As in the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets in Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet,” the feud would have been avoided if it were not for the participants pride. We can learn from both of the feuds that humbling oneself can help us avoid conflicts, whether it be our personal or professional
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These complimentary words adjust their paradigm of their queen as a warm-hearted, solicitous ruler. To invoke her people to fight in the battle she convinced them that it is a task they must comply with, she referred to her people as “noble” and “worthy”
During her time women were viewed as weak and couldn't rule a country without the help of a king. Knowing that many rulers form around Europe, especially Spain, who tried to take over and rule England. Catholic Phillip II of Spin hated Elizabeth for being Protestant and refusing his marriage proposal. When Elizabeth executed Mary Queen of Scott Phillip lost his patients and decided to invade and take over England. The English met the Spanish in the North Sea, forcing them to flee north and preventing them from landing in England.
She would have been a serious threat to the queen as Mary had a claim to the English throne which was based on the fact that she was the grand-daughter of Margaret Tudor (Henry VIII’s sister). In the eyes of the Catholics, Mary's claim appeared stronger than Elizabeth's because they believed that Henry's marriage to Anne Boleyn was illegal. This would have seriously threatened Elizabeth’s security as there was a possibility that Elizabeth could lose her place on the English throne, therefore endangering her safety, royal supremacy, religious settlement. However, this threat didn’t remain as on the 19th May 1568, Elizabeth imprisoned her cousin. This shows that Mary, who was a prestigious Catholic, didn’t remain a threat to Elizabeth’s security as she was imprisoned for 19 years and was consequently unable to do anything about Elizabeth being queen.
A Lincolnshire man once wrote, “Her grace should have her right, or else would be the bloodiest day….” She was known for being the first female monarch to rule and she ruled for five years. Mary was remembered for her burning 300 English bodies at stake. This period is called the Renaissance and it was during the 14th to the 17th century.
Mary Queen of Scots was born into the throne and pronounced queen of Scotland at six days old when her father died. In her lifetime, she was the queen of two countries: Scotland and France. Mary spent most of her adult life imprisoned in Lochleven Castle and later escaped and fled to England to seek help from her cousin Elizabeth. When Mary went to receive help from her cousin it did not work in her favor. She had several husbands and secret lovers that caused problems with her ruling.
I have found a television show that outshines all others. Reign is a show that has kept my attention whenever I have free time. It is loosely based on actual events in the 1500s. It shows how female power was viewed and the role in which women were forced to play in the time-period. It also has a love story that shows how imperfect relationships can be.
Although for ages men and women have had conflicting roles. Men have primarily grasped higher positions of power in government and additionally within the church. From very early on women would not go against the given social structure. When Queen Elizabeth I took the throne in 1558 ( her reign from 1558-1603) she faced bias ways of many, the notion of a women leading their nation was unimaginable causing numerous people to question her capabilities as a ruler. Unlike other women, Queen Elizabeth discarded the negative perspective by being captivating to her subjects through compassion, but also by her asserting the power and dominance over her kingdom.
In spite of the fact that Elizabeth had diverse thoughts and declined to wed and therefore governed alone as Ruler of Britain for a large portion of a century. She would not be ruled by the statesmen and was in control of all the real strategies in Britain and in addition being the head of stable Government which had not been found in some time. In her part as Ruler, Elizabeth was conferred most importantly else to protecting English peace and dependability which she bite the dust through a considerable lot of her
Elizabeth I, Queen of England from 1558-1603, brought much success and political stability to England during her reign. However, the ideas about gender at the time greatly influenced her rule. With the views of the religious peoples during Elizabeth’s reign leaning towards negativity about a woman ruler, Elizabeth I responded to these challenges against her ability to rule wisely with sophisticated anger and strong leadership, while not responding to the challenges to her authority as a religious leader. One of the main challenges to Elizabeth’s right to rule came from the church. Document 1, “First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women” by John Knox, a Scottish religious reformer, shows the biased views of a Scot who
Known for her reign in the Elizabethan Age, Queen Elizabeth I was a magnificent queen. She impacted the world in many ways. She changed the way men saw women in the 1500’s, and also turned poverty driven England into one of power and hope. Lastly, she put the welfare of her country above her own needs. Before Elizabeth was queen, her father (King Henry VIII) and her half sister, Mary Tudor, ruled.
Having a female sovereign (Elizabeth I of England) meant that the issue of gender roles was one of discussion,
There is one Jesus Christ,' she once said. ' The rest is a dispute over trifles.'" (Britannica School, Elizabeth I) Despite being a Catholic herself in the belief of God, many Catholics were still persecuted and some were executed under her reign. In 1570 because of these actions Pope Pius V eventually excommunicated her.
Due to the constant clashing of religious beliefs between the Catholics and the Protestant denominations, left civilization in England to be at constant war with each other over which religion was the true and honest one to follow, because of this violence had engulfed England which resulted in execution, destruction of religious artifacts, and mass-murder. Once Elizabeth came into power, she ensured that the decisions she made were in the best interests of everyone in her kingdom, and the image of being The Virgin Queen helped in the making of those decisions. Elizabeth’s Virgin Queen image helped proved her to be an powerful and great figure in society that everyone could look up to, which made the decisions Elizabeth made easier and more likely to be accepted by both Catholics and protestants due to her god-like image. Elizabeth’s image helped her secure the needs of everyone in her kingdom, which helped avoid civil unrest and provided English society with a sense of peace and
The Feud in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet The aim of this essay is to define the nature of the feud in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and to discuss its function in the dramatic development of the play. The conflict between the families of Montagues and Capuletes is presented as the outcome of an ultimate expression of patriarchal society in Verona which promotes virility at any cost and obscene sexual innuendo targeting women. However, the love of Romeo and Juliet comes to prove the young people’s indifference towards the feud but at the same time the patriarchy’s tremendous power over them. Finally, the family’s feud combined with the contribution of fate makes the timing of events such, that a tragic resolution cannot be prevented.