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.
Mary Queen of Scots, despite contrary belief, was not a good leader. Queen Mary hardly even visited Scotland and lived at French court for most of her childhood. Mary, was the only surviving legitimate child of King James V of Scotland, and when she was six days old her father died and she inherited to the throne. She spent most of her childhood in France while Scotland was ruled by regents, until she became of age and she returned to Scotland from French Court. In 1558, she married the Dauphin of France, Francis.
In July of 1565, she wed a cousin named Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley, a weak, vain, and unstable young man; like Mary, he was also a grandchild of Henry VIII’s sister Margaret. Why Mary wed Darnley remains a mystery. He was superficially charming and, unlike most men, taller than the queen. He was also fond of courtly amusements and thus a nice change from the dour Scottish lords who surrounded her. But he never seemed to care for Mary and sought far more power than she was willing to give him.
Evidently, Queen Mary’s death was a means for her husband’s political allies and enemies to reshape the future of the country. Augustus’ enemies also used Livia as a political tool to damage the reputation of his dynasty. Despite the similarities, there are differences among these post humous attacks. Livia is described by her critics as a bad mother and wife; she is the wicked stepmother and is charged by Tacitus for poisoning Augustus and killing those in line for the throne for the advancement of her own son. Mary II is criticizes by Jacobites for siding with her husband during the Glorious Revolution, which pushed her father off his throne.
After Mary got married, she imprisoned Elizabeth because she thought Elizabeth was plotting against her. After Mary Tudor died, Elizabeth became the ruler of England. The first thing she did as queen was forming a better government. Queen Elizabeth
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.
On February the 18th, 1516 Catherine gave birth to the first heir, Princess Mary. Henry was angry as Catherine now at age 42 couldn’t conceive Henry had a mission to have a male heir to obtain the throne. Henry requested for a divorce but it was denied. In 1533 Henry's mistress Anne became pregnant and Henry
Mary Fairfax was born on 28th December 1780, in a Mansion on the Scottish Borders. In a time when women were not considered full citizens- with no right to vote, and a minimal education provided only to the ladies of the elite, Mary Fairfax broke all boundaries to prove to society that gender and brilliance are not mutually excusive. Her story is one of courage and determination. Having read through her biography, I was convinced that she was a fascinating human being. In this essay I will focus on the socio-cultural context of her accomplishments, particularly due to her gender.
Born the daughter of a British trader and a Creek Indian mother, Mary was a child of mixed heritage. Her mother died when she was around seven years of age. After her mother’s death her father took her and her only brother, Edward Griffin, to live in Charlestown, South Carolina where she spent most of her time in school.
Catherine de Medici was a powerful woman in the Renaissance era. Perhaps one of the most powerful regents to date. She tore through France in the 1500’s and left a direct effect on the men and women around her. Catherine went against the known system by vicariously ruling through King Henry II . Catherine de Medici was significant to history because she ruled France as a powerful regent for nearly thirty years, she was partly responsible for the horrors of the French wars of Religion, and she was a very profitable patron.
First , Mary is a very caring person. Here is a quote to prove she is caring. “He paused a moment leaning forward in the chair, then
Catherine the Great Catherine the Great was an absolute ruler who, inspired by the philosophy of reasoning and logical thought in Europe regarded as the Enlightenment period in the 18th century, implemented policies and principles that reflected these ideas and hence was undoubtedly an Enlightened ruler to a significant extent. She was particularly aligned with the ideas of philosophes Voltaire, Montesquieu and Beccaria, and introduced Western influences as well as Enlightened concepts that were the necessary foundations of the modernisation of Russia. Catherine’s reformation of the educational system proved to be a wise decision as she opened it to all classes and both men and women, hence reinforcing her status as an Enlightened ruler. Moreover,