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    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

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    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. The Queen never married, to stay independent, and

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    Queen Elizabeth I of England Queen Elizabeth I ruled for forty-five successful years and brought a lot of hope and peace into England. Queen Elizabeth I was a ruler of England from 1558-1603. Throughout her reign, she never married and was known as the “Virgin Queen.” England beat Spain in the Spanish Armada. Elizabeth also claimed the throne despite the fact she was a woman. Since Elizabeth never married, she made her own decisions without having to talk to anyone about it. Even though Elizabeth

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    Elizabeth I and Tudor England, written by Miriam Greenblatt, tells about Queen Elizabeth I’s greatest accomplishments and struggles along the path to becoming the Queen of England. On September 7, 1533, Anne Boleyn gave birth to Elizabeth. Her father, Henry VIII, was desperately hoping for a son. He had divorced his first wife, Catherine, and beheaded Anne for not giving birth to sons. His third wife gave birth to his long-awaited son, Edward. Edward was named heir to Henry VIII. Mary, the daughter

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    England flourished in the 16th and early 17th century with the way Queen Elizabeth ruled her prosperous nation. With people reading more than ever, literacy expanded during her reign and books became close to commonplace. Queen Elizabeth attempted to reduce crime by using harsh punishments and public humiliation, while at the same time she tried closing her country’s religious differences. Despite many saying her social class structure was rigid, many people could break free and become rich anyways

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    The Reign of Elizabeth did not only produce some of the most revered playwrights, it also produces some of the famous poets and prose writers of the age. The poets were

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    Elizabeth 1 Dbq Analysis

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    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

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    Biography: Henry VIII ( Henry Tudor) was born June 28, 1491, Placentia , Greenwich. Henry had been the second Tudor monarch, coming after his father Henry VII, he was later king of England from 21 April 1509 until his death January 28 1547 Palace of Whitehall, London His father was Henry VII and his mother was Elizabeth of york he had 6 wives " Catherine Parr, Catherine Howard, Anne of Cleves, Jane Seymour, Anne Boleyn, and Catherine of Aragon. when he was five years old, he understood the foreign

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    Dynasty changed the perception of religion of not only England but around the world. The monarchy in charge of this brilliant yet brutal religious development was The Tudor Monarchy, consisting of King Henry Vii, Henry Viii, King Edward Vi, Queen Jane Grey, Queen Mary I, and Queen Elizabeth I. Each monarch had a significant impact on the religious views and beliefs in England. King Henry Viii, King Edward Vi, Queen Mary I, and Queen Elizabeth I were the monarchs that made the most impactful religious

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    Elizabeth The Golden Age

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    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

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    of religion increased leading to multiple revolts. This resulted Elizabeth, the last monarch of the Tudors, left to overcome various problems which threatened the Queen such as; the religious issues caused by the Spanish Armada linking with the rebellions she had to also overcome, the Northern Rebellion, and finally foreign policy, threatened by the Anglo Spanish relations causing great threats for the Virgin Queen. However, Elizabeth did overcome religious threats by the end of her reign, despite

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    Queen Elizabeth I ruled England during a turbulent time in its history. She was beset on all sides by those who wished to take her throne for themselves, whether it be through marriage or outright treason. With these threats, as well as the unstable political atmosphere across much of Europe, Elizabeth I could not afford to be seen as weak. This is why she distanced herself from the stereotypes of women at the time. She painted herself as a masculine figure to give herself an aura of strength that

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    In a time of such desperation who do you look to? As a citizen it 's the person that has sealed their life for the insurance of your safety and protection. Queen Elizabeth I exemplified such raw and passionate traits for her people in an address to her troops during a time of war. The queen 's speech was delivered as a way to show her trustworthiness in the ability of her troops to protect the civilians in the batter against the Spaniards, all the while persuading her people that she were as fit

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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

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    notorious empire that conquered wherever they went. However their perfect,invincible image crumbled when Protestant England, under Queen Elizabeth’s rule, rose to power in the mid 1500s. Tense relations rise as both nations strive for world conquest and to further add to the conflict, both countries had opposing religious views. Spain was completely devoted to Catholicism while England was a newly reformed Protestant regime. Failure to reach an agreement between both countries sparked the launch of

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    A Comparison of Elizabethan England and Modern-Day England The Elizabethan Era is often considered the ‘Golden Age’ or ‘Renaissance’ of English History. It was called Elizabethan simply because it coincided with Queen Elizabeth I’s rule. It was a generation of expansion of ideas and flowering of poetry, music, and literature and it greatly contributed to the theatre field. Many of the most famous people in English literature have come from the Elizabethan Era. Like all the other eras in English history

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    Informative Essay Francis Drake was born during the years 1540 and 1544 in Devonshire, England. He was involved in piracy and illicit slave trading. Later on in 1577, he was chosen as the leader of an expedition. The expedition was intended to pass around South America, through the Strait of Magellan, and explore the coast that lay beyond. Francis Drake became known as a leading privateer after being recognized by Queen Elizabeth (Biography.com Editors). In his early years, Drake became apprenticed to a merchant

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    Sir Francis Drake was born in Devonshire, England around 1540- 1544. No real birth records have been found for Drake. He was the oldest of 12 sons. His parents were Mary Mylwaye and Edmund Drake, a farmer on Lord Francis Russell 's estate. Sir Francis Drake is known as the most renowned seaman of the Elizabethan Era. Drake grew up in Plymouth to the Hawkins family. The Hawkins family worked as merchants and privateers . Around the age of eighteen Drake went to sea for the first time on the Hawkins

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    Ye Yang Zhang 2016195131 UIC 1551-05 Midterm Paper “Britain never achieved absolute monarchy.” Monarchies, more often, are established based on a family being the rulers from generation to generation. In dictionaries, an absolute monarchy is defined as a Monarchy that is not limited or restrained by laws or a constitution. This system of government was widely employed in the world throughout history, especially in the French culture. However, France’s close neighbor, Britain, never

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    still remains a very important figure in history and in the literary world. Shakespeare's life and career had greatly impacted the English culture during the Elizabethan Era. William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. He was the son of John Shakespeare, a glove maker and a trader of farm produce, and Mary Arden, a landowner's daughter for a nearby village. His father started to gain positions in the government, but then he had to face financial issues until he

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