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
Thematic Essay: Change -Julissa Norman Change is inevitable, and throughout history need for change inspired actions of leaders during the society in which they ruled. Such world leaders that represented important changes were Queen Elizabeth and Isabella. Changes made by Queens Elizabeth and Isabella have had a lasting impact on their society such as their contributions in supporting exploration, to provide unity, and to lay strict laws going by their belief systems. Queen Isabella Queen consort of Castile and Leon Isabella of Castile was an intense ruler as Europe went from the Late Medieval times to the Renaissance; Isabella was ruler of Castile from 1474 to 1505, and she needed to battle a common war to secure her throne.
Queen Elizabeth, also known as the virgin queen, was the greatest ruler of England from 1558 to 1603. She was the daughter of Henry VII and the sister of the famous “Bloody” Mary as she got taken off the throne for killing protestants, creating the place of Queen Elizabeth. Queen Elizabeth faced a lot of problems including religious problems, relative problems, image problems and a major problem is that she was a woman and not a man so she didn’t have much training to be a queen. Elizabeth, I was born at Greenwich Palace on September 7, 1533. She was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, the second of his six wives.
Queen Mary I reigned from 1553-1558. Even though it was only 5 years, she made a huge impact on her people during this time. She was a well known queen who was determined to make serious changes. The holy communion was no longer allowed and all priests had to be Catholic. The pope was the new head of the church.
Often referred to by historians as the golden age of English history, the Elizabethan era brought forth a climax for the blossoming of the arts that came with the English renaissance. The era began in 1558 with the controversial ascension of Elizabeth I to the English throne, and would continue throughout her lengthy reign until her death in 1603. The period would be defined by the rise of iconic artists such as William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe, whose plays would be enjoyed as part of a new national pastime. This golden age was also an era of peace and prosperity for the country, which is impressive, as the country was virtually bankrupt when Elizabeth took the throne due to previous conflicts. This prosperity would be threatened
She was a king’s daughter, she was a powerful woman, she was a queen that made a dramatic influence during the 19th century. Mary Tudor was a heartless, ruthless, and careless queen. She was the first reigning queen of England and Ireland. During her five year, reign she burned and persecuted hundreds of people which led to giving her the title, Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary’s persecutions of Protestants and her attempt to make England the same great country it was like when her father, Henry VIII reigned, made a big impact on England.
The Era of Prosperity Queen Elizabeth made a major impact in British society and the rest of the world. It is important when a queen leaves a great legacy in change in society. It began in 1485 and spreaded throughout Britain. Scholars and artist wanted to resuscitate Greek and Roman classics. Technology and astronomy allowed explorers to go far with navigation.
Although it is debatable, Elizabeth I is known to be England's greatest ruler. " Good Queen Bess", as her people called her, dealt with England's countless amount of problems. She was judged "unfit to rule without a husband nor successor. Having no husband made people dispute over her right to the throne. This did not change her decision about never getting married, she continued to rule without a husband.
The influence of Queen Elizabeth’s reign and court politics shows in the literature of her time, much beyond Marlowe’s distaste for her courtship practices. The Renaissance archetype of the cunning, learned, and often dangerous female character is often modelled after, or at the very least inspired by the monarch herself. In Love’s Labour’s Lost, Shakespeare even presents another female monarch, one strikingly similar to Elizabeth in the way she takes control of her own courtship. Breitenberg argues that The Princess’ position, while empowered, is still that of an idealised Petrarchan mistress, an idealized, virginal figure who simultaneously confers and disturbs masculine identity’.
The Elizabethan period, named after the greatest Queen of England - Queen Elizabeth I who ruled England during that time, is considered to be the most splendid age of the history of English Literature, the golden age of English history and one of the greatest periods of world history. It was a time of many changes and developments and remarkable feats were achieved during this time. But how different is it exactly from the present? At the same manner, how is it akin to the present? Monarchy was a dominant form of government during the Elizabethan Period, not only in England, but in the surrounding countries as well.