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Facts and Accomplishments of Queen Elizabeth - Many people, in England, believe that there has always been one queen to stand above the rest. That queen was Elizabeth the 1st. She has made many accomplishments during her reign. From a compromise about what religion England would follow to defeating the Spanish Armada. Elizabeth was born September 7, 1533 in Greenwich England. She was the daughter of King Henry VII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. Elizabeth had a half sister from the king’s first wife, Catherine of Aragon, and also had a half brother from the king’s third wife, Jane Seymour....   [tags: queen elizabeth, protestants, spanish armada]
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Queen Elizabeth - Queen Elizabeth was born on September 7, in 1533 to a royal couple by the name of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. She pertained a strong personality and strong political skills in overlooking marriage proposals and intensely flirting with many available suitors. She reigned over England without a king or children (Britannia: Elizabeth 1). Her father was known for the execution of his wives. The king had announced that any daughter would be "illegitimate" to the line of succession because his upcoming sons would be highly favorable to the throne (Thomas, Heather)....   [tags: Queen Elizabeth]
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Queen Elizabeth - Her father and mother where King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and had one brother and sister, Edward and Mary. But Queen Elizabeth had troubles of her own. She was abandoned by her own father, locked away by her own sister, but that didn’t stop her to become the greatest queen we know. Elizabeth father had some crimes on his own. When Elizabeth was only three he beheaded her mother, Anne Boleyn because she did not give him a baby boy; she gave birth to a girl. Soon after Elizabeth wasn’t raised in a palace with her father she was sent away....   [tags: Queen Elizabeth Essays]
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Queen Elizabeth I - Queen Elizabeth I Elizabeth I was born on September 7, 1533 at Greenwich Palace near London. Her father was England's King Henry VIII; her mother was the king's second wife, Anne Boleyn. Elizabeth had an older half-sister, Mary, who was the daughter of the king's first wife, Catherine of Aragon. King Henry had moved heaven and earth to marry Anne Boleyn. He had parted from the Catholic church, established the Church of England, and annulled his twenty-four year marriage to Queen Catherine - partly because he loved Anne, and partly because he wanted the male heir Catherine could not give him....   [tags: England Queen Elizabeth First Essays Papers] 2817 words
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Elizabeth I: Britain’s Triumphant Queen - The exceptional reign of Queen Elizabeth I stands out in British history. Her reign is one of the longest in British history. Under her rule Britain began to gain strength because her policies laid the groundwork for the future rulers to build upon. The previous rulers of England, such as Queen Mary I, created turmoil through their policies which their personal beliefs influenced greatly. Elizabeth I’s reign remained relatively stable and she implemented new political policies that helped to strengthen Britain....   [tags: British History, Queen Elizabeth I]
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The Legacy of Queen of Elizabeth II - In every country, there are individuals who have had an importance to their time period. This importance is highlighted by the individual’s background, roles, and actions. ““The things which I have here before promised, I will perform and keep. So help me God.” The words the Queen said on her Coronation Day as she laid her hand on the bible” (Bradford 4). At the young age of twenty five, Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary became Queen. The Queen is now the second-longest reigning Monarch in England, reigning for fifty nine years thus far....   [tags: Biography of Her Majesty the Queen]
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The Story of Queen Elizabeth I - ... After the queen died she sign a document where Elizabeth was the queen of England and when she died immediately she become queen. The people that help her or make her life more “comfortable” make some kind of a feast so she could choose her husband but she already wanted only one. Climax: The war of England started with France, unfortunately they lose the war. When Elizabeth. When Elizabeth knew about what had happen she was required to meet the king of France because it would help their kingdom so she went to meet him with some people of England, first she thought he was strange but the real thing was that she wanted to merry lord Robert not him....   [tags: the Virgin Queen, British monarchs] 531 words
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Biography of Queen Elizabeth - Queen Elizabeth I. Introduction Queen Elizabeth had never married, and remained as the virgin queen throughout the many years of her ruling. According to Judith Richards, Queen Elizabeth was the youngest sibling of several others in her family. Queen Elizabeth I of was born in fifteen thousand fifty three in Greenwich and was also born in England. In the amount of bills that were created on few were passed to become laws for England (R.E Foster). Doctor Simon Adams states that Queen Elizabeth had full control of the second half of the sixteenth century....   [tags: virgin queen, golden age, catholics]
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Taking a Look at Queen Elizabeth I - ... Not only did she have economic reforms, but she also has religious reforms. When she first came to the throne, Elizabeth immediately established a Protestant church. She had named herself the Supreme governor of the Church of England. Since, they were many Protestants, she was welcomed with open arms. In the beginning, Elizabeth was locked away at the Tower of London because Mary I saw her as a political and religious threat. Without Elizabeth’s knowledge, Protestants began to revolt against the Catholic queen....   [tags: British monarchs, the Virgin queen]
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Queen Elizabeth: The Virgin Queen - ... In “Queen Elizabeth I Biography”). Queen Elizabeth knew about her sister “Bloody Mary” and how she got the name, so in order to bring back the peace to her land she called in Parliament in 1559 and re-established the Church of England and the Act of Supremacy that created a common prayer book in English too. Because Queen Elizabeth did not believe in Roman Catholicism like her sister Mary did, the Roman Catholic Church did not agree with Queen Elizabeth’s decision and Pope Pius V excommunicated her in 1570 ("Queen Elizabeth I Biography")....   [tags: power, female leaders] 909 words
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Queen Elizabeth I - She is doted as one of England’s greatest monarchs, and brought England out of destitution, and into one of its most glorious periods, the Elizabethan Age. Though, she suffered greatly before crowning; throughout her rule as Queen, England was reformed and fortified to be one of the most powerful countries in the known world. Elizabeth was born in the Greenwich Palace on September 7, 1533 to Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII of England. (Stated on page 1 of Crompton, Samuel Willard. Queen Elizabeth and England's Golden Age....   [tags: Queen of England, Biography]
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Queen Elizabeth Woodville - When attempting to write an interesting and appealing work of historical fiction, an author may compromise the historical truth behind the story in order to attract readers. Usually, authors can be very true to the history behind the person or event that they are writing about. Yet, sometimes, works of historical fiction are glamorized in order to make the story more appealing. The novel, The White Queen, by Philippa Gregory was not an accurate representation of the life of Elizabeth Woodville because of its continual usage of historical rumors and unproven facts rather than factual information....   [tags: The White Queen, Philippa Gregory]
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The Life at the Palaces of Queen Elizabeth - Queen Elizabeth had many different palaces, many workers for the palaces, and the many responsibilities of the workers. All the queen’s palaces were extremely ravishing with many embellishments inside the palaces. Lastly, the queen’s palaces had many interesting activities that took place in form entertainment in the palaces. Queen Elizabeth owned fifty houses and sixty castles in total but, "Elizabeth had 14 palaces in regular use at her disposal as well as numerous "stately homes" throughout England owned by noblemen and gentry.” Elizabeth owned Whitehall, the tower, Greenwich, St....   [tags: river tames, privy council, castles]
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The Reign of Queen Elizabeth I - Queen Elizabeth I was born on September 7, 1533, in Greenwich, England. Elizabeth reigned queen of England and Ireland from November 17, 1558 until her death. Elizabeth never married, and died a virgin, sometimes called “The Virgin Queen” (Gale 2). Elizabeth was born to King Henry Tudor VIII and Anne Boleyn; she was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. This paper will prove Queen Elizabeth I was a woman wholly devoted to her country and brought it much prosperity and growth; these qualities made her the most respected leader of the entire history of England....   [tags: English monarchs, the Tudors]
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The Life of Queen Elizabeth I - When Elizabeth was born she never knew how difficult her life would be. Her gender and the time period when she was born was opened to challenges of illegitimacy during her lifetime and beyond. For her to be known so well is astonishing. Throughout her life she did many remarkable things, especially as queen. Although she overcame many obstacles in life Elizabeth became a incredible queen. In 1533 on September 7, Elizabeth Tutor was born in the Palace of Placentia, in Greenwich, United Kingdom....   [tags: ruler, gender, marriage]
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The Life of Queen Elizabeth I - Elizabeth the first, born on September 7, 1533, is the most different and intriguing monarch in the English history (Dunn). Elizabeth is known as the Virgin Queen all of her reign. She used that image to keep out of marriage, prevent war and become one of the most beloved monarchs of the people. This image helped her also fend off Mary Queen of Scots claim to the throne. Between her vivacious and often volatile personality she led her kingdom well up until the day she died on March 24, 1603 (Alchin)....   [tags: Biography]
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An Extremely Brief Biography of Queen Elizabeth I - ... She was forced to enter through the Traitor’s Gate, yet she strong heartedly denied. She sat in the cold and dreary rain on the stairs from the river to the gate throughout the night, until her governess persuaded her to enter. Although against Queen Mary’s attempts, the word of Elizabeth’s sentencing spread and sympathy for her grew. Immediately upon entering the Tower, she became yet another famous captive within the Tower of London. Thankfully to Elizabeth, she only resided within the Tower for a short few months....   [tags: the Virgin Queen, King Henry VIII] 1349 words
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Queen Elizabeth II of England - ... In 1960 Queen Elizabeth and Philip had another kid names Prince Andrew and four years later had their last one in 1964 named Prince Edward. Queen Elizabeth has symbolic and formal functions but she doesn't have direct powers. She is the longest reigning British Monarch so far and hopes to go farther. She will host at least 3 garden parties every summer at the famous Buckingham Palace and one at the Palace of Holyrood house in Edinburgh with her husband Philip. When Queen Elizabeth was young, she got all of her education at home with her sister being home schooled by her mother....   [tags: notorious British monarchs] 545 words
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The Iconic Queen Elizabeth I - The 16th century was a chaotic time plagued with many problems, such as political conflicts and religious disputes. In this period women were often thought of incapable of doing jobs of the typical man, and did not have as many rights. Many men such as Shakespeare and Leonardo Da Vinci contributed to the advancement of culture in the 16th century. Government in England at this time was a monarchy, and a prominent monarchy, which included Queen Elizabeth I, was the Tudor Dynasty. Queen Elizabeth I’s actions during her reign in the Tudor dynasty led to her become one of the most iconic queens of the 16th century....   [tags: monarchy, tudor dynasty, 16th century]
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Queen Elizabeth I of England - ... She managed a number of suitors and royal matches during her reign (Carol 29). Her father and sister, had troubles and challenges of royal marriages. She never agreed to marriage. Elizabeth had no interest in sharing power with a spouse (Elizabeth I era.org). Elizabeth focused on her her image as a queen and married her job and was dedicated to her people. Due to this, Elizabeth earned the nickname, the "Virgin Queen" ( Leah 21). She inherited a lot of problems from Mary. The country was at war with France....   [tags: famous monarch, king henry VIII] 602 words
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Biography of Queen Elizabeth II - Many people see Queen Elizabeth II as just a queen but what most people don’t know is that she has countless qualities besides just being royalty. She was born as Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 21, 1926 in London. She has pretty much lived her whole life as a royal as she started her reign at the young age of 16 years old. Queen Elizabeth II has earned many titles and recognitions though out her reign. During her control, many have said that she has tried to make the British monarchy more modern and sensitive to the public....   [tags: royalty, world war I] 591 words
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The Story of Queen Elizabeth - ... Rising Action: Problems started when another country invade Scotland and make a big and horrible massacre were hundreds and even thousands of people died. Elizabeth was sure that the only way to keep his people safe was by making peace with all the neighbor countries, so she didn’t do any actions that could make more damage that the massacre in Scotland. After that she talk to some men that were in black vests and give them some words that make all the men impress by the intelligence and wisdom that this queen had by defending herself and his hand from the proposal of marriage, after that I know perfectly that those men will not mess again with the queen Elizabeth....   [tags: story outline] 568 words
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Queen Elizabeth and her Conflicts - Queen Elizabeth I was one of the most famous monarchs along with being one of the most successful woman rulers in history (Rowse 243). During her reign, she is said to have kept a long and eternal peace. Wikianswers believes that the main conflict she had during her reign was, “the aspects of the catholic religion”. Yes, religious settlement of England needed to be established, but her throne was in danger of her sister in the start and the intrusion her cousin later had greatly impacted and challenged Elizabeth....   [tags: Royalty] 1481 words
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Queen Elizabeth: Majestic Virgin Queen - “When I received this [Coronation] ring I solemnly bound myself in marriage to the realm, and it will be quite sufficient for the memorial of my name and for my glory, if, when I die, an inscription be engraved on a marble tomb, saying, “Here lieth Elizabeth, which reigned a virgin, and died a virgin.”” Unfortunately these words had become spasmodically through her reign as Queen. Queen Elizabeth was in a constant battle with Parliament for her to marry and leave an heir to the throne. She never married and did indeed die a virgin....   [tags: biography, biographical essays] 2249 words
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Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth of England - ... Unfortunately, the planned marriage between the two was met with wrath of the people and this forced the stop of the suggested marriage. There was even an outpour of rebellions. The reason behind the chaos was the fear that England would come to be submissive to Spain. The uprisings resulted too many people being killed and hence the name Bloody Queen Mary came about. The diminutive was slightly biased due to the fact that religious oppressions were more as a result of the well-known heresey laws rather than harshness and heartlessness on Mary’s part....   [tags: notorious British female monarchs] 1632 words
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The First of the Elizabeth’s: Queen Elizabeth - “’I am already bound unto a husband which is the Kingdom of England.’” (Briscoe). These words were spoken by none other than Queen Elizabeth I, one of the most prominent monarchs of England. Elizabeth’s childhood impacted the decisions she made as Queen of England. The Queen is well known for the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots as well as for defeating the Spanish Armada. Being the ‘Virgin Queen’ also added to her popularity. Elizabeth’s reign is considered to some to be an “era of glory” (Trueman), but her early years leading up to her reign were less than favorable....   [tags: monarchs, kindom of england, Henry VIII]
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Queen Elizabeth - Queen Elizabeth I was the most remarkable leader in English history. She was born on September 7, 1533 at Greenwich Palace. Her birth was not celebrated; instead it was a bitter disappointment to her father King Henry VIII, who was highly anticipating the birth of a son. Her mother was executed for treason shortly after her birth, and as Aninna Jokinen states in her article, “Elizabeth lost all heredity to the throne” (Jokinen 1). After Henry VIII’s third wife Jane Seymour died, however, Elizabeth was placed back in the order of succession after Edward and Mary by act of parliament....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 894 words
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Queen Elizabeth - The imagery of Elizabeth Tudor has captured audiences for centuries, and continues to do so today. Notions of the great “Gloriana” and the patriotic “Virgin Queen” are still alive in our popular consciousness and widely studied by twenty-first century historians. Elizabeth’s popularity has contributed to a complex collection of imagery surrounding her, and as a consequence, one of the greatest challenges scholars are faced with is to separate the real Elizabeth from the legend. In my research, I will focus on the queen’s speech at Tilbury in 1588, a speech delivered to the English troops as they were awaiting an impending attack of the Spanish Armada....   [tags: British History] 1243 words
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Queen Elizabeth - “We wanted a boy, she is not what we wanted”. Imagine hearing these words come from a parents mouth, especially a fathers. Generally fathers are to favorite daughters more than sons, and mothers favorite sons more that daughters. However, on the afternoon of September 7th 1533, those were the words and thoughts that were heard as a princess, and future queen was born to King Henry VII and Anne Boleyn. It appears that even in the 1500's oppression against women was evident. Women throughout the years have never been equal with men....   [tags: Biography]
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Queen Elizabeth I - She was never married and was known as the "Virgin Queen" because she had no children. She brought England a victory when beating Spain, at the time the most powerful country in the world, in war. Her birth was a disappointment because her father wanted a boy so he could be King. Who was this interesting and bold person. Queen Elizabeth I. Brave and intelligent, Queen Elizabeth I achieved many important thing when she was Queen and England would never be the way it is now if it wasn't for her. Queen Elizabeth I was born on September 7, 1533....   [tags: Biology] 1231 words
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Queen Elizabeth I - ... Elizabeth was determined to set up a safe and steady government. During Queen Elizabeth’s forty-five year reign, England thrived considerably. Her reign witnessed a large gain in literacy and accomplishments in the arts (Alchin 1). Well-known writers such as Shakespeare, Edmund Spenser, and Christopher Marlowe emerged. England also enlarged greatly overseas. Elizabeth encouraged explorers like Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Francis Drake, and Sir John Hawkins (Alchin 1). Her support of explorers like these led to the establishment of English colonies around the world....   [tags: extraordinary leader, English History, biography] 717 words
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Queen Elizabeth 1 - Daughter of King Henry and Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth was born on September 7, 1533 at 3 o ‘clock in the afternoon at the Greenwich palace. She had her father’s nose, fair skin and her mother’s black eyes. King Henry’s marriage with Catherine was annulled, wherefore Mary, who was only seven years old, was declared illegitimate. King Henry asked Catherine and Mary to transfer their titles to their successors Queen Anne and Princess Elizabeth, but they refused to do so. Mary was treated like a servant....   [tags: Biography ]
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A Brief Look at Queen Elizabeth I - ... Elizabeth’s imprisonment caused rumors of her sister being pregnant. This was soon found not to be true, because Mary never had any kids. A few months later, when her sister did not see Elizabeth a threat anymore, Elizabeth was released and went back to Hatfield to continue her studies. On November 17, 1558 Elizabeth got the news of her sister’s death. It was said that Elizabeth was sitting in a park under a tree, when the news of her sister’s death reached her. Elizabeth said these words when she heard, “Domimun factum est illud, et est mirabile in oculis notis.” this then translates to “It is the Lords doing, and is marvelous in our eyes.” This line is the 118th Pslam’s twenty-third l...   [tags: influential British monarchs] 1197 words
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Elizabeth I Takes the Plate - In the history of the world, men have mostly been the dominant governing body, ruling as kings, tyrants, and conquerors. Not many times has a woman attempted such feats as men have. This is especially true for the English Isles where generations of kings have reigned for centuries. However, this dynamic changed when one of the most influential women in the history of the world rose to power. In 1558, Queen Elizabeth rose to the throne under the Tudor dynasty. Elizabeth I was a powerful influence on how the world would soon see how a woman could be just as great a ruler as a man....   [tags: virgin queen, tudor dynasty, queen elizabeth]
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The Life of Queen Elizabeth I - The Life of Queen Elizabeth I Queen Elizabeth was born in Greenwich Palace on September 7, 1533. She died on March 24, 1603, of natural causes. Her father was Henry VII. His second wife, Anne Boleyn was Elizabeth's mother. King Henry wanted a son, but received a daughter, instead, from his second wife. Before Elizabeth's third birthday, Henry had her mother beheaded on charges of adultery and treason. Elizabeth was brought up in a separate household at Hatfield (not known). King Henry's third wife gave birth to a son....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 816 words
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Queen Elizabeth I in Love - Queen Elizabeth I in Love A huge obstacle that women only in the near past have been able to conquer is their status in society. Women today have the freedom to take up any profession they desire, attend any school they desire, and most importantly marry anyone they desire. In the 16th-18th centuries, the time of the Renaissance, rebirth, and discovery of grand new worlds, women possessed the status of children in many ways; women were considered minors dependent on their fathers until marriage when that dependency transferred to their husbands....   [tags: History Expository Essays] 930 words
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Queen Elizabeth I Deserves to Be in the History Hall of Fame - ... She was a popular leader who was liked by her people. Elizabeth I was welcomed to the throne on November 17, 1558 at the age of 25, the day Queen Mary had died. But, her coronation did not take place until January 15, 1559 (Elizabeth I). During her time, there were many “voyages of discovery” for her country including: Francis Drake, Walter Raleigh and Humphrey Gilbert. Because of England forming colonies and expanding the countries trade, Elizabeth I established the East India Company in 1600....   [tags: influential and notorious British monarchs] 604 words
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Rhetorical Devices Used in Queen Elizabeth's Speech - ... Queen Elizabeth’s impacting usage of diction gave the soldiers the will to fight, fulfilling the purpose of the speech. Queen Elizabeth masterfully used imagery in her speech to boost the soldier’s morale and gain loyalty and respect as a woman leader. In the beginning of the speech, Queen Elizabeth said, “Let tyrants fear, I have always so behaved myself that, under God, I have placed my chiefest strength and safeguard in the loyal hearts and good-will of my subjects”. The queen’s intent was to paint her as a trusting and respectful leader and even discourage some of the soldiers from defying her because she was a woman....   [tags: diction, imagery, structure] 779 words
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Queen Elizabeth and Her Explorers - Queen Elizabeth and Her Explorers Princess Elizabeth, a slender, athletic, extremely intelligent young woman, recieved an ideal Rennaissance education in Latin, Greek and modern languages, in history and Scripture. As Henry VIII's second eldest child, shunted back to third in line for the throne by the complex politics of the period, she also had a very practical education in political intrigue - and the fine art of political survival. She came in 1558 to the royal throne shaken by a decade of misgovernment, religious fanaticism, and economic problems....   [tags: Papers] 1040 words
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Queen Elizabeth I: The Most Glorious Ruler of England - TShe is doted as one of England’s greatest monarchs, and brought England out of destitution, and into one of its most glorious periods, the Elizabethan Age. Though, she suffered greatly before crowning; throughout her rule as Queen, England was reformed and fortified to be one of the most powerful countries in the known world. Elizabeth was born in the Greenwich Palace on September 7, 1533 to Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII of England. (Stated on page 1 of Crompton, Samuel Willard. Queen Elizabeth and England's Golden Age....   [tags: Biography ]
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Queen Elizabeth I of England: The Last Tudor to Rule - Queen Elizabeth I of England, daughter of Henry VII and his second wife Anne Boleyn, was the last Tudor Monarch to rule. She was born on September 7, 1533 in Greenwich, England. History books describe her as determined and intelligent, and gave her many nicknames including ‘The Virgin Queen’ and ‘Good Queen Bess”. When Elizabeth was two years old her mother Anne Boleyn was executed, leaving her motherless. King Henry VII did not care for his children and so Elizabeth essentially grew up without the parental attention she needed....   [tags: British royal history] 986 words
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Primary Source Analysis of Queen Elizabeth I - ... Having analysed the sources it is clear to see that they both offer similar ideas concerning Elizabeth I’s characteristics as a Queen. The most noticeable quality highlighted by the two sources would be that Elizabeth appeared to have God like abilities. For example, the Rainbow Portrait by Isaac Oliver consists of the Queen wearing a dress that is decorated with human mouths, eyes and ears. This could be alluding to the qualities possessed only by God; as he is all knowing and omniscient. The eyes and ears on the dress stress that she is able to see and hear everything that happens within her kingdom; she does not miss anything concerning her country, while the mouths could be putting e...   [tags: regin, past, portraits, speech, leader]
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Tony Blair and the Modernization of Queen Elizabeth II's Constitution - ... She was a perfect mother and a warm person: a British inhabitant, like all the rest. Queen Elizabeth II on the other hand, was rather stiff and old-fashioned. That’s why the Queen always disliked Diana: she felt Diana was in the public eye way too much. They were complete opposites. Queen Elizabeth didn’t like showing emotion to the public. She felt she had to be the person the people expect a queen to be: calm and collected. After Princess Diana’s death, the Queen didn’t feel she had to undertake action towards the British people....   [tags: leadership and social-ism] 673 words
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Queen Elizabeth I's Influence on Shakespeare's Female Roles - Queen Elizabeth l’s Influence on Shakespeare’s Female Roles Queen Elizabeth I, also known as the “Iron Queen”, was a remarkable woman of her time, she ruled with great power and longevity. She was one of the greatest feminist of time. Coming to the throne in 1558, she took the place of her father, Henry VIII. She was given one of the most difficult jobs fit for a man or King, ruling England. At the time women were second class citizens, they could not vote nor own properties and such. Surprising England with her intelligence and fierce rulings, she changed herself to make better decisions....   [tags: females, literature, writings] 1050 words
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Long Live the Great Queen Elizabeth II - Last year, the United Kingdom’s eighty seven year old ruler, celebrated her Diamond Jubilee, which marks the 60th anniversary of her coronation. Throughout her reign, she has tried to make the British monarchy more modern and sensitive to the public. Along from helping the British monarchy she has impacted the world. Her majesty is Queen Elizabeth II, one of the United Kingdom’s most dutiful monarch in a thousand years and is still continuing. The Queen was born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 21, 1926 in London, to Prince Albert (now King George VI) and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon....   [tags: ruler, charity, support]
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Shakespeare and Women vs. Society and Queen Elizabeth - Through the ages, women have always had a powerful role, whether or not it was recognized by society. They cook, clean, give birth, and nurture which all are more than necessary jobs. However, also throughout the ages, women have been separated by society and seen as a lesser being and not being granted the same rights and equality as men. Specifically this can be seen in the Elizabethan age. Queen Elizabeth fought for women to be seen as equals to men through her reign. But in loving the theatre, she never allowed women to be on the stage; forcing men to play the role of men and women makes her ideals and society's hypocritical....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Queen Elizabeth I: Changing the Course of England - ... Because Edward was so young, he had people that helped him and oversaw his work. One of the decisions that the council made with Edward’s backup was keeping England Protestant. In 1549, the English Prayer Book was presented. It was very Protestant and changed the language in the church from Latin to English. Edward came down with tuberculosis and would not live very long (History). Not wanting the throne to go to either of his two half-sisters, Edward changed the order of accession. After Edward passed away on July 6, 1553, another one of Henry’s distant descendants took the throne (Somerset 30)....   [tags: tudor monarchy, english history]
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Queen Elizabeth I and Virginia Stephen-Woolf - There are two women from the near and distant past that have become strong female role models in recent years: Queen Elizabeth I and Virginia Woolf. These women were not without problems while growing up, though. Elizabeth’s mother was beheaded after being charged with treason when she was only three; she grew up viewing women as indispensable after her father had six wives; her family kept dying (mother, step mother, father, half brother, sister), and she was locked away by her sister Queen Mary in the Tower of London for a number of years....   [tags: Comparison Essay, Biographies] 914 words
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Queen Elizabeth the First - Elizabeth “Semper Eadem” Prologue Known as The Golden Age in English history, the 45 year rule of Queen Elizabeth I turned the declining country of England, into one of the most powerful and prosperous countries in the world. Elizabeth Tutor I was born unwanted to King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn on September 7 1533. Taught by famous scholars in her youth, she excelled at her studies. From an early age, she was seen to be enormously gifted. She had an especial flair for languages. By adulthood, she was capable of speaking 5 different languages....   [tags: essays research papers] 1773 words
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Queen Elizabeth the First - Queen Elizabeth 1 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 waned 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 an enigma to her own people....   [tags: essays research papers] 2110 words
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Biography of Queen Elizabeth - Biography of Queen Elizabeth Despite being unwanted by her father, King Henry VIII, Elizabeth managed to overcome obstacles and become one of the most powerful woman leaders of her time. Some of her accomplishments were to defeat the Spanish armada, restore peace between Catholics and Protestants, and lead England to prosperity (Ross 146). The period of time during her reign, fifteen hundred and fifty eight to sixteen hundred and three, is often called "the Golden Age" since it was the most constructive time in English history....   [tags: Papers] 1104 words
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A Royal Catfight: The Battle Between Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Mary Stuart - The reign of Queen Elizabeth I was known as the Elizabethan Age. At this time, the Renaissance had spread to England. As a ruler, she was well educated, speaking about four different languages (Beck 963). However, it was not just her knowledge that made her into a popular monarch. Her personality helped her to become a successful politician as well. In a documentary about Queen Elizabeth I, it was stated, “She was vain, spiteful, arrogant. She was frequently unjust, and she was often maddeningly undecisive....   [tags: british royalty, history]
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Queen Elizabeth - Queen Elizabeth sacrificed many elements of her life for her country. She sacrificed her love, her dreams, and her most prized possession. She sacrificed her hair, which, during the Elizabethan Age was a woman’s most prized possession. Queen Elizabeth made the decision to forgo her beauty and all else in order to display her love for England. Perhaps the only man she ever loved, Sir Robert, was a married man whom the Queen was “forced” to distance herself from. Her life was in danger by many powerful individuals including the Pope....   [tags: essays papers] 380 words
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Queen Elizabeth - The last queen of the Tudor dynasty, Queen Elizabeth I proved to be on of the most celebrated, and controversial leaders in English history. Raised in a neglectful home, and shadowed by her mother's reputation, Elizabeth did not have the royal treatment that her siblings received. From her birth, she was a disappointment, as a child she was intelligent, yet unnoticed, and the road to her 1558-1603 reign was troubled. Elizabeth was born on September 7, 1533. To the disappointment of King Henry VII, her father, she was a presumptive heir to the throne....   [tags: biographies bio biography] 827 words
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The Doubt of Future Foes by Queen Elizabeth I: The Outraged Thoughts of a Proud Queen - One might second guess poetry written by the Queen of England while others might be intrigued by it. During Queen Elizabeth’s challenging reign as Queen, she faced many burdensome obstacles. In her poem, “The Doubt of Future Foes”, she describes a significant one which involved her sister, Mary of Scots. She expresses her condescending and disgusted attitude toward her tenacious sister by using picturesque language. The inspiration for this poem, Mary had been living under her sister’s protection in England after being removed from the Scottish throne....   [tags: poetry, imagery, rule]
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Queen Elizabeth - Queen Elizabeth I Queen Elizabeth, the first, proved to be a very good and loyal monarch to England. She brought about many changes, both good and bad. On September 7, 1533 a baby girl came into the world. Back then many parents would have been greatly disappointed to have had a baby girl, rather then a boy. However these parents were glad by the birth of their first child together. These proud parents were the king and queen of England, King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. The girl child was named Elizabeth....   [tags: essays research papers] 1231 words
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Queen Elizabeth I - Queen Elizabeth I was said to be one of the best rulers of England. Unlike rulers before her, she was a Protestant and not a Catholic. She was not stupid though. She did go to church and did everything that Catholics did to prevent getting her head cut off under the rules of her sister Mary. Elizabeth was very young when she came to rule. She was only 17 years old when her sister Mary died and she took over. Elizabeth’s relationship with her half sister Queen Mary was mediocre. It seemed like they did not talk as much as some sisters do....   [tags: essays research papers] 969 words
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Queen Elizabeth I - Queen Elizabeth I Narrative: I choose this topic because there was a lot of information on this topic. I expected to learn about her family. I thought I would learn about the history of England and what part Elizabeth played in the reformation. This is were I got my information from: I.) Internet, The main search engine that I used for this project was at “www.yahoo.com” I found a lot of sites about Elizabeth, Anne, and also about Henry. Henry was the hardest person to find research on. II.)Library, I checked some encyclopedias to help me get more information on Queen Elizabeth I....   [tags: Papers] 568 words
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Queen Elizabeth I - Queen Elizabeth I was by all rights England's most praised monarch. Her success in her reign, viewed in later centuries, cannot adequately encompass all that she did or how she maintained her power. In part, her endurance stems from the way in which she learned early in life to fight with forces that were not physical, those of her mind, her intellect, and her own spirit. She used her intellect to create an empire. Her education and early training of mind together with her basic understanding of humanity, both of her own and that of her subjects, kept her at the helm for more than forty years....   [tags: European Literature] 3115 words
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Queen Elizabeth I - Queen Elizabeth I Elizabeth I was born in 1533 to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Although she entertained many marriage proposals and flirted incessantly, she never married or had children. Elizabeth, the last of the Tudors, died at seventy years of age after a very successful forty-four year reign. Elizabeth inherited a tattered realm: dissension between Catholics and Protestants tore at the very foundation of society; the royal treasury had been bled dry by Mary and her advisors, Mary's loss of Calais left England with no continental possessions for the first time since the arrival of the Normans in 1066 and many (mainly Catholics) doubted Elizabeth's claim to the throne....   [tags: Biography Biographies] 732 words
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Queen Elizabeth I - Elizabeth I King Henry VIII wanted a son. He had been married for seventeen long years and had only been given a daughter named Mary. Someday one of his children would rule England and it was supposed to be a boy. Henry decided he wanted a younger wife who could bear many children, so he formed his own church and re-married Anne Boleyn. This began the life of Elizabeth. Elizabeth was born on Sunday, September 7th 1533 at three o’ clock in the afternoon. To the King, Anne seemed unable to have any more children....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Queen Elizabeth 1 - Elizabeth I (also known as Elizabeth the Great, or the "Virgin Queen") was born in 1533 into a dangerous world of political intrigue. When she was only two years old, her father, King Henry VIII killed her mother, Ann Boleyn, because she had not yet produced a male heir. Henry's routine killing of her successive stepmothers every few years traumatized Elizabeth, who loved her father. Although Henry finally did father a son, Edward VI, the boy did not live long, dying at the age of sixteen after a six-year reign, and thus Elizabeth's older sister Mary I came to the throne in 1553....   [tags: essays research papers] 589 words
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Woman of the Year: Queen Elizabeth the Second - Woman of the Year: 1953-Queen Elizabeth II From the day she was born, the life of Queen Elizabeth II shows that she deserved to receive the title “Woman of the Year.” She had practical intelligence since she was a kid and she respected peoples opinions. Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926 at the London home of her mother's parents, Lord and Lady Strathmore. She was baptized at Buckingham Palace and named Elizabeth Alexandra Mary five weeks later. Elizabeth's father was Albert, the Duke of York....   [tags: essays research papers] 989 words
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Visit Report on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital - Visit Report on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Introduction For my visit on the applications of physics, I went to Queen Elizabethhospital on the 10th of November 2004. The Queen Elizabeth hospital operates the largest critical care unit in Europe, which is combining intensive therapy with high dependency units. The hospital situated in Selly Oak is a distance of one and a half miles from the SellyOakHospital between them there are approximately 5900+ employees. Queen Elizabeth Hospital is aimed, to the adult population mainly in the West Midlands and offers a range of health services; bone marrow transplant, chemotherapy, cancer, renal and trauma services etc....   [tags: Papers] 1226 words
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Queen Elizabeth's Lasting Effect on Theater - Queen Elizabeth's Lasting Effect on Theater Queen Elizabeth came to be known as one of the greatest rulers of the English empire. Under the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, a more efficient government was created. The church was unified, the English empire was expanded, and language, literature, and theater flourished to a greatness that would be impossible for almost any other period of English history, or any other European empire, for that matter, to match. Although there was a great rise in literature,it was theater that catapulted to greatness during Elizabeth's reign....   [tags: Papers] 1807 words
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Queen Elizabeth’s Treatment of Catholics - Queen Elizabeth’s Treatment of Catholics The reformation of England had been a long drawn out affair dating back to King Henry VIII’s Act of Supremacy in 1534. By the accession of Elizabeth in 1558, many historians believe that she inherited a country, which was still predominantly Catholic in belief. Although people of South Eastern England were likely to be influenced by the peoples of Europe, who were experiencing reforms, Doran (1994) suggests that the number of Protestants accounted for just 14 per cent of the population of Sussex and less than 10 per cent in Kent....   [tags: British History]
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The Elizabethan Era: Years of Grand Development - ... There would not have been such advancement in literature if it weren’t for the initiation that took place hundreds of years ago. The Golden Age is indeed important to England; however, the establishment of the world’s first theatre, was just as significant. In addition, of all the arts in Elizabethan England, drama was the most popular. No theatre existed in England until after Queen Elizabeth’s reign, around mid-1570s. Lace proclaims, “Commoners and nobles loved plays, no more than the queen....   [tags: queen elizabeth, the golden age]
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Queen Elizabeth and Annabella in Tis Pity She's a Whore by John Ford - Queen Elizabeth and Annabella in "Tis Pity She's a Whore" by John Ford Annabella, the female protagonist in John Ford’s play, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, ultimately dies after trying to meet the conflicting demands that her brother and father place on her. While her brother, Giovanni, commands her to be his clandestine lover, her father, Florio, expects her to marry a socially appropriate man and bear a child. These demands closely resemble the real-life demands that Queen Elizabeth I’s subjects placed on her because they simultaneously wanted her to fulfill their erotic desires, marry a politically appropriate man, and produce an heir to the throne....   [tags: Annabella Elizabeth Compare Contrast Essays]
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William Shakespeare's Richard III, the Duchess of York - ... According to play we see the emotions that taken place when the children, Duchess of York and Elizabeth arrived to discuss the tragedy that happens to Clarence and to her husband with Duchess of York. "Was never mother had so dear a loss. Alas, I am the mother of these moans. Their woes are parcell'd, mine are general. She for an Edward weeps, and so do I; I for a Clarence weep, so doth not she: These babes for Clarence weep and so do I; I for an Edward weep, so do not they: Alas, you three, on me, threefold distress'd, Pour all your tears....   [tags: clarence, richard, queen elizabeth] 791 words
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The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare - ... Lucentio and Hortensio both act as teachers to get Bianca's love and hand in marriage. Even though Hortensio claims his infatuation with Bianca is unexpected, he quits trying for her hand in marriage claiming that he would never fall for such a woman who could fall for a commoner like Cambio. When real Vincentio and bogus Vincentio speak to each other, bogus Vincentio is playing his role and along with that comes comedy. When asked by the real Vincentio if he is indeed Vincentio, bogus Vincentio replies "Ay, sir, so his mother says, if I may believe her."(5.1.35-36)....   [tags: queen elizabeth, unexpected, message] 638 words
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Overview: The Body in The Library by Agatha Christie - Book Report: The Body in the Library What if you wake up one morning and find a dead blond next to your bookshelves. That’s what the Bantry’s have to face one day, in Agatha Christie’s crime novel titled “The body in the library”. This report is based on the conventional detective story published 1942. It is full of special features making it a rather sensational reworking of the typical crime fiction stereotypes. The 1890 born British author Agatha Christie is probably the world’s most famous crime fiction novelist along with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes....   [tags: blonde, death, queen elizabeth]
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Powerful Discourses Regarding Women's Bodies - ... They believed there to be the danger in women’s involvement in politics at the sovereign level due to the weakness of the female body. However, there were others who fully supported a female leadership, and their beliefs often clashed with those of the former group. These political gender anxieties would have had a significant impact on the opinions of Edward Jorden and Elizabeth Clinton, and would show through their writing. Edward Jorden’s book was the first English literature that focused on the subject of hysteria....   [tags: Queen Elizabeth's reign] 721 words
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Queen Elizabeth, One of England´s Most Influential Leaders - Queen Elizabeth had a hectic childhood which was the key in Establishing her determined nature, which helped her later to return England to its previous position of power. This determination was vital for Elizabeth to become a successful queen in a male-dominated world. During the 16th century, women were not equivalent to men. Women were rarely educated and had only a few rights. The woman basically got marry and had children, or had simple jobs. Certainly, they were viewed as weak individuals and inferior to men....   [tags: England, women rights, royalty] 862 words
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William Shakespeare's Life and Accomplishments - William Shakespeare was born in the year 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, which is in the United Kingdom. William was the third born child in the Shakespeare family, son to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden, and brother to Gilbert, Richard, Edmund, Joan and Judith. William’s father, John, was a successful merchant, however WIlliam’s birth seemed to impoverish the family, with John’s wealth decreased by a substantial amount. William attended a school for the underprivileged and received a basic education....   [tags: shakespeare, elizabeth era, queen elizabeth]
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Pretending by Queen Elizabeth and Othello’s Iago - Pretending by Queen Elizabeth and Othello’s Iago In today's society, nothing is really what it seems.  Those great "free-bees" you win are never really free and no deal is really as good as it sounds.  Even people don't seem to be stable anymore because they are always changing to fit the current trend or to blend in with the newest "crowd".  They live their lives covered with a mask and they forget or don't want to be what is most important, themselves, and this is what is called pretending.  The idea of "pretending" is when someone "seems" or acts to be something they are not.  Although we see this happening a lot today, the act of pretending goes back much further.  The act of "pretend...   [tags: Othello essays] 1814 words
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Queen Elizabeth I - Family, Religion, and Politics - Born of a king whose most disappointing day was that of her birth, Elizabeth Tudor’s life seemed almost made for trials and controversy, both personally and politically. Although she had, at times, a horrible temper and a disagreeable personality, and suffered through many physical and psychological problems as an adult, Elizabeth proved to be one of the most remarkable monarchs in English history. Firstly, I will discuss Elizabeth’s family (including her many stepmothers), and then I will talk about her relationship with her siblings under their power....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Analysis Of A Motivational Speech By Queen Elizabeth I - The human desires of greed, wealth, and power have been embedded into the world's history as political figures have led invasions of other countries countless numbers of times. Whether invaded or being invaded, a country requires strong and capable leaders to see them through this difficult time. In 1588, Queen Elizabeth I of England gave a motivational speech to her troops using the rhetorical devices of diction, imagery, and sentence structure to motivate her subjects positively and to instill the fear of the pending invasion in their hearts....   [tags: essays research papers] 1015 words
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England Throughout History - ... England was huge part of that war also. They played a huge part in the war. England was on the Allies side. The Allies won that war. Later in 1948 England got the honor of hosting the Summer Olympic games for the second time. The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place in 1953. England got another huge honor of hosting the Football (American Soccer) world cup. London, the capital of England is the largest city in Europe. It is also the largest city in England. The population is about seven and a half million....   [tags: queen elizabeth, london] 1715 words
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The Elizabethan Era - ... Famous playwrights of this time include John Lyly, Thomas Kyd, and, of course, William Shakespeare (“Elizabethan Drama”). Unfortunately, many plays were not published when the authors were still alive so they did not get to see their name in lights (“Elizabethan Drama”). There were new plays in rotation every 17 days and they were used only about 10 times before dropped from rotation (“Elizabethan Age”). Plays were held 6 days a week often in the afternoon where the lower classes would stand while the wealthy sat to watch the plays (“Elizabethan Age”)....   [tags: Queen Elizabeth, William Shakespeare] 1610 words
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The Elizabethan Era - ... Gowns were gradually more traditional, and were worn for warmth both indoors and out. In this period robes began their shift from general clothing to traditional clothing of certain professions, such as scholars. When the men wore gowns most of the time they reached all the way down to their ankles. However men that were younger wore them shorter or chose a cloak instead of a gown. A big fashion statement was the cloak. It would be circular or semicircular and would be fastened at the neck. One style was called the mandillion, which was a hip-length jacket with sleeves....   [tags: fasion, queen elizabeth] 1452 words
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