A Lioness' Heart A lord by the name Burgley once stated that this 'child' was, “A princess who can act any part she pleases.” Being known as a heretic child of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, she was already stigmatized as an 'illegitimate princess.' Being third-in-line for the throne, there was not much of an expectation for this Princess Elizabeth. After her mother's execution and the eventual death of the King, Elizabeth endured difficulties as she fought for life. Perhaps she had survived due to her father's last queen. The last queen, Catherine Parr, made sure Elizabeth would receive the best education, along with studying and sustaining friendships with great tudors and key individuals (these aspects in her early education will result in her having the greatest asset in ruling England, which is knowing which man or teacher can help her rule). It was also said that Elizabeth was fortunate due to the genetic make-up of survival instincts, intelligence, and beauty from both her parents. Whatever it may have been, Elizabeth managed to keep herself out of 'death.' However when her half-sister, Queen Mary's reign was over, Elizabeth's life drastically changed. It was the winter of 1559 when she was crowned as England's next queen. Her achievements will forever be a legacy and the British monarch will forever withhold her name as one of the most greatest rulers of all times. Queen Elizabeth I triumphed as a woman of her time as she changed British's history. Ruling from an island, Queen Elizabeth managed to create Britain a world power. She came into throne when her country was in a state of religious chaos so she knew that uniformity was the key. She also enabled the age of exploration, leading to Britain's expansion to the Americas. And most of all, she initiated the idea of women empowerment. Born on the 7th of September 1533, Princess Elizabeth was the surviving child of Anne Boleyn. Being King Henry VIII's daughter, she was considered a disappointment at first for not being a male heir. Her father, the king, was notorious for breaking away from the Catholic Church. He created a Church of England and declared himself as the Head. This was so he could divorce his first wife. He married many women and executed them for various of treason. Elizabeth I's mother was one of them. Growing up, Elizabeth never really knew her mother but she knew what had happened. In retrospect, her mother's death and her father's livelihood will greatly affect on how she viewed life during her regiment. She eventually grew up and was raised by King Henry VIII's last queen, along with her half-siblings Edward and Mary. The idea of being Queen seemed to be anything but a potential reality. King Henry VIII nominated Prince Edward to be his successor, then Princess Mary, and then Princess Elizabeth. Henceforth, Elizabeth was able to exercise certain freedoms since the attention was not focused on her. With this in mind, she received first-rate education, enabling her to observe and understand more than an average person. Being isolated in the country side where she was taught and raised, she was more neutral and least susceptible to biased influences. During Elizabeth's childhood, she was well aware of her father's deeds for breaking away from the Catholic Church, causing the country to be religiously afflicted. When her father died, her brother, now-then King Edward, attempted to make better Protestant reforms. However, his reign was short and Mary became Queen. Mary was a devoted Catholic and took drastic measures to return England's Church back under Rome. However, Mary's 'expedient means' threw the country into chaos as she persecuted many Protestants as well as plunging England into bankruptcy. When Mary died, Elizabeth inherited the conflicts. The last few years of Queen Mary's reign gave Elizabeth time to reflect on the country's situation. During Queen Mary's reign (and even Elizabeth's), many were persecuted for their beliefs. In
Glorious Revolution Essay
Queen Elizabeth was one of the best rulers England ever had. The problem was that when she
died, the Stuart family monarchs were nothing like her. James I, Charles I, and James II all ruled
England at one point, and the caused the country many problems such as religion, politics, and taxes.
The Stuart family wasn’t good rulers, and England wanted a change, so they got William and Mary of
Netherlands to come and take over, which was the beginning of the Glorious Revolution…
Sunday September 7th 1533 at 3 o’clock a Princess was born. The birth of Princess Elizabeth wasn’t at all like a fairytale; Henry VIII Had previously been married to Catherine of Aragon when he met Anne Boleyn, Frustrated that Catherine could not conceive a boy heir he had his marriage to Catherine annulled. Anne and Henry both wished that Elizabeth was a boy, astrologers and doctors had predicted her to be a boy so you could assume the disappointment they were faced with to find that their child…
The reign of Queen Elizabeth I is often referred to as The Golden Age of English history. Elizabeth was an immensely popular Queen, and her popularity has diminished little with the passing of four hundred years. She is still one of the best loved monarchs, and one of the most admired rulers of all time. She became a legend in her own lifetime, famed for her remarkable abilities and achievements. Yet, about Elizabeth the woman, we know very little. She is an enigma, and was a mystery…
could cook, clean, and take care of the children.
Education for women during the Renaissance was limited to almost none while during the 1800's more progress in womens education was being presented.
· Born September 7, 1533
On september 7th 1533,queen Elizabeth was born.Elizabeth was the daughter of king Henry
And Anne boley . Even though king henry didnt want a daughter, Elizabeth was one of the most
famous monarchs of england.Queen Elizabeths childhood startded off at a rocky start. Which
that leading her to success. Her personal life was mostly ran and controlled by her father.
Elizabeth had many Queen duties , like inhertiting the kingdom from…
their enemies to fight or be vanquished. In cases when enemies draw near, it is common for
great leaders to rise up and urge their followers to stay strong in the face of adversity.
Awaiting the arrival of the Spanish Armada, Queen Elizabeth rallied her troops at Tilbury.
Queen Elizabeth appeals to credibility, logic, and emotions; and she also utilizes diction,
anaphora, and imagery to create a powerful and informative speech to her troops.
Throughout her speech, she appeals to the emotions of her audience through strong…
Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in Britain today. From the day she
was born, the life of Queen Elizabeth II shows that she deserved to receive the title ‘Queen of
the UK.’She always had the intelligence since she was a kid and she respected people's
opinions, being a very kind woman. She had the personality of a queen and it just came natural
to her. Royalty is in her blood and she does a very good job of being the queen. I believe that
Queen Elizabeth II is very influential and…
Elizabeth I was a strong minded ruler, but she was not stubborn. As monarch, she was willing to listen to good advice and always kept in mind what was best for the people of England. Elizabeth became queen at age 25 and reigned for 45 years. She never married, because she feared that a husband would take her power. She said she was married to the people of England. Elizabeth’s long reign is often called England’s Golden Age. By the time she died, England was stronger than it had ever been. She inspired…
The Elizabethan Age
When did Elizabeth I become Queen of England?
Elizabeth I became the Queen of England in 1558, after inheriting the country from her sister, Mary.
How long was Elizabeth Queen of England?
Elizabeth was the reigning monarch of England until her death in 1603, she ruled over England for 45 years.
What did Elizabeth do to make sure England could defend herself from foreign attacks?
Elizabeth ordered the building and manning of ships to defend England in case of foreign attacks…
The Bastardized Queen
Arguably the most able monarch in English history, at one time Elizabeth Tudor found herself a distant third in line to the crown behind her ten-year old half-brother and vindictive Catholic half-sister. Because King Henry VIII had desperately wanted a son and disparaged the existence of his two daughters, both girls were ostracized once their half brother Edward was born ("Elizabeth I." Historic World Leaders). These circumstances and other events in her early life greatly…