After Mary Tudor died, Elizabeth became the ruler of England. The first thing she did as queen was forming a better government. Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth I By Louisa Tojner Introduction Queen Elizabeth I was the beloved and powerful Queen of England in the 16th century. She ruled for 44 years, from 1558 until her death in 1603. Under the reign of Elizabeth the golden age occurred, a time where art flourished and the country grew into something great. Elizabeth also strongly supported artist like William Shakespeare. She often visited the theater, loving comedy, and dramatic plays.
Elizabeth the first was loved by the citizens and Catherine the Great was feared by hers. Catherine the great had absolute power over Russia while Elizabeth I did not have an absolute monarch. Catherine the great had complete control over Russia nothing stopped her decisions. She not have parliament or clergy to go through when she passed a law. On the contrary Elizabeth couldn’t do anything without permission from Parliament and nothing religious without permission of the clergy.
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.
The English Queen Elizabeth’s reign was full of challenges. Not only did she have to unify a religiously divided kingdom, but she also had to protect herself from the assassination attempts encouraged by the Pope. The Spanish Armada undertook such an attempt in 1588. She recruited an army full of people against her because she was a woman, she was illegitimate, she was protestant and she was not married. However, she needed them to protect her and her protestant realm.
Queen Elizabeth I Queen Elizabeth I was a very strong, powerful woman and a great leader. She was the last Tudor monarch. Queen Elizabeth I was the daughter of King Henry VIII, who died in 1547. She became the Queen of England after the death of her half sister, Mary, on November 17, 1558. Unlike her father and half sister, her main focus was on what was best for the country and its people.
She opened up so many opportunities for women all over the world. She caused medical schools to open up and accept women. She helped women accomplish things that were thought to be impossible just years before. “As a pioneer for women into a field dominated by men, she has become a role model for young women everywhere” (newworldencyclopedia.org). Elizabeth persevered and became a great doctor.
Queen Elizabeth 1 made a positive impact on England during her reign. However, those who governed before were not as contributively towards the nation as Elizabeth was and thus can show that Elizabeth helped restore England back to its power. King Henry the v111 was crowned king at the age of eighteen. Henry consumed himself with the thought and desire of producing a son to rule the throne after him. The traditional view of a king was to rule a kingdom and sort out the injustice that the people wanted justice for.
Even today, people look back fondly on the Elizabethan Era as one of the times when England was very close to achieving a golden age. While living under Queen Elizabeth did bring about troubles, such as an extreme system of punishment and quarrels with the Catholics, the Elizabethan Era was a time of peace and prosperity, contrasting life before and after Elizabeth’s reign. When Queen ELizabeth died, ending her reign, Catherine Bush states that “No king or queen before her had ever received the nationwide show of grief that England now gave Elizabeth”. (106) In a time when England was almost about to tear itself apart, Queen Elizabeth I came to power and improved the situation. Her influence led to political, cultural, and educational improvement
The succession of Elizabeth I as the head monarch of England may have brought her criticisms regarding her capabilities and her individuality; but, she was able to surpass the contradictions around her and was able to build the Golden Age of England as what most historians have identified her reign (Briscoe, 2011). It is through her strong sense of leadership and skills that brought her to achieve a role that have produced substantive policies and mostly successful conquests. These have brought her at par with, if not surpassed her predecessors in the context of her contributions in further establishing England’s power and prominence, and as well as improving the welfare of her people. The past Tudor monarchs, dominated by males, have used different