The idea of a woman possibly being the ruler over England was preposterous, and Elizabeth was no exception. The book brings up several instances in which Elizabeth gender presents her challenges whether it was on the influence she had and her role as the monarch. Early during Elizabeth’s reign was when she was most presented with problems as a female queen, especially with her chief advisor, Burghley. Henry VIII never had an issue when it came to being briefed by his councillors as they would never withhold information from him. With Elizabeth, Guy
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?] (Shostak
On top of that, for the role of Elizabeth or that of any of the female characters, someone cast in the play should read up on the laws surrounding the rights that women of the time had. Understanding that gives a better idea of the motivations behind certain actions. An example would be that Elizabeth needed to stay with John even after she learned that he had had the affair because, even if she had desperately wished to be away from him, leaving him would paint her as the person in the wrong and would strip her of her belongings, in addition to the comfort of having a home and family. There was no way for her to come out on top in any part of the
Although Elizabeth I was an effective ruler, there were still faults in her reign. She was careless with the economy which endangered the stability of her country. This was reckless and extremely risky, even though she eventually gained control of the situation at the end. Had she not, the country of England could have been in turmoil and would have gone under. But, despite this fault, she was an effective ruler as she saved England from defeat by the Spanish Armada, started the Elizabethan Era, a great definition of English culture, and set a fantastic precedent for female rulers in a time when they were not celebrated. Elizabeth I could have done certain things differently than she had, but overall, she wanted what was best for her country
Humans often live closed up in a box, where people are strongly self-centered and accepting others becomes a hard action for them to take. They never truly understand themselves, more so each other, and this causes conflict between various groups and classifications. One of the most well known conflicts caused by different beliefs in religion was the Reformation. As generation passed and different royalties were placed in throne, the country of England constantly alternates between Anglicanism and Catholicism. One of the monarchs of England was Queen Elizabeth I, who was a committed Anglican. She was the last monarch of the Tudor family, and people questioned on whether she influenced the spirit of the Reformation. While some may argue that
During the Elizabethan Era, Queen Elizabeth, also known as The Virgin Queen, was not married. Her reasons to remain spouseless are unclear, but if she were to marry, there could have been an instability in politics, she would have to share her throne and conform to obeying her husband. Conceivably, Olivia and Beatrice's refusal to marriage was a reflection of the Queen's actions. It can be hypothesised that Shakespeare was testing the waters to break gender norms and perceiving women as independent, dominant and powerful beings through his
This amazing woman received the crown at age twenty-five in 1558 after the death of her half sister. She wore the crown for a long 44 years. In the beginning of her reign she was struggling, in response to this the people of her country wanted her to marry a strong man to help her rule. But she wanted none of this. Elizabeth did not want to have a male companion constantly interfering with her decisions and having any power over her. Because she
In the Elizabethan Era, there were many major wars. One war was called the Elizabethan War. The Elizabethan War was fought from 1585 to 1604 and it was between England and Spain. In 1588, the Spanish Armada was defeated. The Spanish Armada was a flee of ships that had at their time “hi-tech” weapons and England defeated them.
After her husband’s affair, their relationship is very weak and it is difficult for Elizabeth to even see her husband’s face. Next, Elizabeth is accused of witchcraft, and she has to go to jail for crimes that she never committed. Finally, her husband is also accused of working with the devil, and either has to die whilst telling the truth, or live based on a lie. She puts aside her needs and says what is best for her husband, and what will set the best example for her kids. All of these situations require strength in order for her to survive them. Elizabeth’s bravery and strength is a huge part of who she is. She is a source of goodness among so many others who chose to go along with the madness. Values as strong as these provide a shed of light in the midst of something as detrimental as the witch trials, where the poor values of others cost dozens of
Document 3, the 1559 Act of Supremacy from the Parliament of England, shows how she got Parliament to acknowledge her as supreme governor of the Church of England in accordance with her father’s break from the Catholic Church in 1534. This reinforcement also shows her strong will to lead and maintain her position. Document 6, a report on Elizabeth’s response to a Parliamentary petition on succession by Jacques Bochetel de La Forest, a French ambassador to England, shows some bias as the French were under Catholic rule at the time as opposed to the Elizabeth, who was Protestant. He describes how Elizabeth defends her position and attacks Parliament for being incompetent on the issue. She says that she will work with half a dozen men to decide what to do. Another response by Elizabeth was in Document 11, a speech to Parliament in which she states how men are not needed on the throne because she alone can care for society. Throughout these documents, she neglects to defend herself as being able to rightly lead the Church of England. However, in Document 12, her speech to English troops before the attempted invasion of the Spanish Armada, she passionately defends her ability to rule just the same as any king. Elizabeth showed how she was for the people and would lead them as well, as she did with the destruction of
Various people throughout England would not bear the idea of Queen Elizabeth taking the throne. It was trusted that a woman's place wasn’t in ruling a country or being head of the church simply because God reserved the right for men.John Knox
Elizabeth Stanton was born November 12th, 1815 in Johnstown, NY. She died October 26th, 1902 in NYC, NY because of heart failure. Her spouse’s name was Henry Brewster. They were married from 1840 to 1887. Her influences were, Frederick Douglass, a famous writer. William Lloyd Garrison, a journalist with the same interests as Elizabeth. Theodore Parker, a minister with the same interests as Elizabeth. Her parents, Daniel Cady and Margaret Livingston Cady had 11 kids. Elizabeth being the eighth. Five of her siblings died early on in their childhood. Another died later on right before he was supposed to graduate from Union College. Later she went on to graduate from the same college. As an adult she was an American Suffragist, Social Activist, Abolitionist, leading figure of the Women 's Rights Movement, and a writer.
According to Abigail Archer, who wrote Elizabeth I, during Edward’s reign, Elizabeth was treated affectionately by Edward, and he welcomed her on occasional visits to court. However, during Mary’s reign Elizabeth suffered. Abigail Archer suggest that “Mary’s attitude toward Elizabeth veered from friendship to suspicion and back.” (Archer n.p.) This could be for the reasons mentioned before, she did not trust her due to her faith after Elizabeth’s birth and that they believe in different religions. Abigail Archer also suggests that “Mary intended to return England to Catholicism, but she knew Elizabeth was a least tolerant of Protestantism, and therefore posed a risk.” (Archer n.p.) Anne Somerset in her book Elizabeth I suggests that Mary throughout
My defense on Elizabeth is that she was mainly trying to protect her husband. She pleads to the judge that her husband is a good man. “Do what you will. But let none be your judge. There be no higher judge, under heaven than proctor is! Forgive me, forgive me John-I never knew such goodness in the world!” (Miller 1353). She has always loved her husband and is very loyal and respectful to him.
In 1588 the troops of England gathered at Tilbury. Preparing themselves to repel an expected invasion by the King of Spain’s army. Queen Elizabeth I of England delivered a passionate speech encouraging her men to risk their lives in battle. In her, albeit short, speech the Queen deftly uses different rhetorical strategies.