“What a family is without a steward, a ship without a pilot, a flock without a shepherd, a body without ahead, the same, I think, is a kingdom without the health and safety of a good monarch (Chamberlin)”. Elizabeth Tudor better known as Queen Elizabeth or “Virgin Mary” was a prosperous female in a time where woman didn’t go very far and in some cases weren’t even the preferred sex to get as children. Even with all of the objections going on throughout the period of time Elizabeth was a great contribution to England. Most of her success came from being an independent woman who ruled the country on her own without having to rely on any husband, Also the incredible knowledge and education she had possessed. As well as contributing many changes to England.
Originating at Greenwich Palace on September 7, 1533 Elizabeth’s childhood was not calm like most people think a Queen’s infancy is supposed to be. Born daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn was what really started the Queen’s rocky start. At that time King Henry her father only wanted a son , since her mother Anne did not bear him that son he so desired. Later on King Henry ordered Anne Boleyn to be executed. After that Elizabeth was sent to various places to get her education. Meanwhile her father remarried a couple of times more and finally got his wish of a son which was named Edward VI , Queen Elizabeth and her brother didn’t not spend a lot of time together since she was always away getting educated. As a young child she showed signs to be an intelligent girl who was extremely focused on her education (Elizabeth I).
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She learned the alphabet and grammar, reading and writing at a very young age. At the young age of five she was thought to have known several foreign languages and many subjects. Around 1547 King Henry VIII died and his son Edward took over England, just six years later he died and Elizabeth’s sister Mary better known as “Bloody Mary” held the thrown to England. On March 17, 1558 Queen Elizabeth the last one left of the Tudor’s rose to the thrown.
While in reign she accomplished many things, some of those were England’s expansion in literature and arts, expansions out side of England. During her reign the English Navy defeated several attempts of invasion. One of them was the Spanish Armada but that was no success since they made the mistake of trying to avoid the English’s ships and storm after storm the English beat the Spanish. Such even lasted fifteen years of fighting. After the English finally beat the Spanish Armada, trouble started to show back in England’s economy and it even started to show Bad harvests, inflation, and unemployment, triggered by the damage of public morale. Bribery and greediness headed to a wide range of popular hatred for Elizabeth.
Queen Elizabeth always maintained an elegant image, when becoming a queen she was known to have a passion and taste in jewels and dresses (Gibbs).
Her physical appearance was tall, slinky with fair skin most of all she had the famous Tudor red hair that the rest of her family members also had (Hughes).
She survived many catholic plots and conspiracies one of them included Mary Queen of Scots, that plot was called Babington. She represented herself with an appearance of a Protestant woman. This caused many outside countries to be jealous of the way the Queen ruled the country.
Through the 1580’s, Elizabeth created a harshly persecution of Catholics in England. She sent hundred’s of Catholics to be murdered. For the persecutions were chains of Catholic plots to murder Elizabeth and substitute her with Mary, Queen of Scots. Finally, in 1586, Mary’s part in these plots were proven and she was beheaded the following February. After Elizabeth had taken the thrown she acquired many admirers but she never assumed to having anyone and she never married anyone. She was determined once to get married but was afraid that she would end up like her half sister Mary. Some say it was because of the way her father treated the women he married or perhaps because she was scared to loose her power and independence. Queen Elizabeth had never married and had never born any children this brought about the nicknames such as Good Queen, and The Virgin Queen. The only man Elizabeth that was the closest to marrying was Philip of Spain but politics and too much power of both would’ve made the marriage basically impossible. There were also religious problems. Protestant countries were normally poorer than Catholic ones, and talks for the Queen’s hand almost always extended a tentative rock when religion was talked about.
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In discussions with the French for her hand, religion was a main problem as neither side would change religion. Also the thought of Elizabeth marrying a foreign Catholic was very unpopular in the country, especially in the council. She was associated with many men just to name a few some of them were, Robert Dudley, Robert Devereux the Earl of Essex, Sir Christopher Hatton, Sir Walter Raleigh. . Elizabeth’s religious views affected the way she controlled many things throughout her reign, Instead of naming herself “Absolute Head of the Church” as her father had done; Elizabeth preferred the title of “Supreme Governor”. The central reason for this is most likely to be because many people sensed that a woman should not be head of the Church in any give circumstances. In fact, many people felt that a woman should not rule the country alone (Gibbs).
Elizabeth’s reign, often referred to as “The Golden Age”, was during one of the more affluent periods in English history. Literature and the performing arts were taken to a whole new level. People like Shakespeare, Spenser and Marlowe flourished during this time. Elizabeth cheered men such as Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh in foreign trade and the exploration of the New World. Elizabeth accomplished things no woman before her ever had. Even though she did not have as considerable affect on the world around her as other royals, Elizabeth was able to unite her people in a country beforehand torn by poverty and religious conflict. If Elizabeth married a newcomer, she would’ve had to choose which country to marry and she would basically hand England’s rule over to that country to whoever that man would’ve been. If she married domestically, she again would be forced to choose, for she could not appease everyone. The Queen was also politically crafty. She was always able to use marriage as an advantage to her and her country, even when she was getting older. She controlled all of her political dealings, often staying up late at night writing letters and state papers. She tried to keep England out of war for most of her rule.
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In conclusion Elizabeth Tudor better known was Queen Elizabeth I was an incredibly talented successful woman who achieved and overcame many obstacles since the beginnings from being thrown out and moving to her own mother dying while being at a young age. She helped England advance with its education and arts. She was the Inspiration of many people and artist’s. During Elizabeth’s reign there was a boom of the arts that would be impossible for almost any other period of English history to match. Elizabeth’s reign was and still is sometimes referred to as the Elizabethan Period. Before Queen Elizabeth died on March 24, 1603, she selected James VI of Scotland as her replacement.