Queen Elizabeth 1 Research Paper

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Queen Elizabeth I, also known as “the Virgin Queen beloved by the entire country”(Blackwell 1), “presided over England's transformation from a relatively remote island to one of the most important political and maritime powers in the world.”(Commire 1) The Elizabethan era established England as the role model of all countries for many years to come. Queen Elizabeth was paramount in England's transformation due to her “unprovocative”(Ellis 6) laws and her desire to increase trade, her leadership in expanding and strengthening the British Navy, and her devotion and passion for the arts.
The marvelous queen was born in Greenwich England on September 7th 1553. Her father, King Henry VIII, nullified his marriage to her mother, Anne Boleyn, when
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During England's battle against the Spanish Armada in 1588 , Elizabeth was very involved and a crucial part of the Armada's defeat. Since the Armada endured a storm before facing England, they were already weakened. The British navy was able to be strategic under the advisement of Elizabeth and attack the Armada at it weakest point (“Elizabeth I: Speech against the Spanish Armada”).
“I have always so behaved myself that, under God, I have placed my chiefest strength and safeguard in the loyal hearts and good will of my subjects. And therefore I am come amongst you at this time, not as for my recreation or sport, but being resolved, in the midst and heat of the battle, to live or die amongst you all; to lay down, for my God, and for my kingdom, and for my people, my honor and my blood, even the dust. I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart of a king, and of a king of England” (“Elizabeth I: Speech against the Spanish
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Her dynamic leadership was the source of England's political and Naval transformation, and her intrigue and love for the arts made her country a major contributor in the Renaissance period. Queen Elizabeth I was a remarkable leader who not only affected her nation but others around the world for many years to
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