Although Queen Elizabeth I tried to hide her intentions occasionally, she was an altruistic leader because of her understanding of what was going on in her kingdom. She also was a very hard working queen who led her people well and she didn’t let anybody influence her decisions. Elizabeth’s life had been full of incident and drama before she became queen. It is said that she earned votes because of her ability to exercise power successfully, especially because of her being a woman. She was respected because of her bravery and leadership qualities.
Elizabeth appears close to her subjects as part of the procession but inaccessible and sacred at the same time, as time seems to have no effect on her physical appearance.30 It has been seen with the Sieve Portrait that a recurring theme in Elizabeth 's official portraiture is the question of scale, and the queen is represented here as slightly bigger than her courtiers, with a very imposing dress.31 The dress in itself is particularly interesting as it is immaculate white, the colour of virginity, and enamelled with black jewels, black being traditionally associated with consistency.32 Elizabeth had throughout her reign reclaimed the colours black and white as her own, and with her personal motto 'Semper Aedem ' – 'Always the same ' – the Procession Picture appears as a perfect example of the queen combining different elements of her iconography, as a permanent Virgin Queen, to convey the idea of supreme, and almost supernatural power.33 Elizabeth needed to be represented as unchallengeable, and by using the 'Mask of Youth ' not even time could affect
Before you can imagine the life of queen Victoria you have to imagine a young women that came from a family that believed that hard work and politicos... ... middle of paper ... ...hreats as long as she could? Queen Victoria is a queen that will always be remember for her truth, inspiration, industrial change, up lifting the middle class and being the model for Britain, the queen impacted the government in Britain and when she let her royal duties go the government ran smoothly and eventually evolved peacefully to modern form (Rompalske, D. (1998). No she was not perfect she was human and had feelings she had to protect herself and her family, the queen did what she could do and changed history by doing so. The queen stayed away in her later life many say she was depressed and she died January 22,1901 at the age of 81 when the queen died she was the most famous women in the world (Rompalske, D. (1998). Now that you have learned about the great queen do you think you could be queen for a day and would you be able to handle the royal duties?
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. These are the obstacles I think she more had to battle during her reign.
She was a strong, charismatic and invulnerable character with a childish and a high self absorption, but her tenacity outweighs her faults. There were not many characters before Cleopatra that had such a strong forceful will against the treatment of women. In the beginning of the play, she is led to believe that she was a weak woman who needed a man to save her, but through out the play this idea starts to change. Cleopatra defies what take society had on women and their need to follow underneath a mans ruling which they were forced to do so by marriage. Instead, she stays a stable female role and a forceful
Still, the idea of a woman in control of a nation had oppositors; as John Knox, who wrote a book characterizing woman unsuitable to rule and considered it against God’s will (Levin 10). The fact that the power of a monarch could be restrained by the Parliament made woman’s rule more acceptable to the people in England (Levin 11) . However, for religious matters, many still characterized Elizabeth as not qualified to “feed the flock of Christ” (Levin 14). Another way to assure her legitimacy, Elizabeth used the medieval practice of curing
Elizabeth was strong-minded, but was not a stubborn ruler. She always listened to everybody’s advice, and was devoted to her people. She was strong, able, and independent, but Elizabeth was flexible. She balanced the interests of different people in court (Frey, 341). It is said that she showed her father’s view of the monarchy, and showed great wisdom by refusing directly to the Parliament (“Elizabeth I” Britannia).
In addition, the Elizabethan Settlement has demonstrated to the world the peace that can emerge from religious compromise and toleration between specific conflicting views. Lastly, the Privy Council, cabinet-type, advisory group that was first most prominently used by Elizabeth has been adopted by many thriving nations, such as the United States today. Ultimately, from all of these actions during her forty-six year reign, Queen Elizabeth I has truly been a molder of England, artistically, religiously, and politically. Chu 4 Works Cited Doran, Susan. Queen Elizabeth I.
This shows that she has the capability to memorize such information, but she chooses not to in regards to the philosopher. In the “Speech to the Troops at Tilbury,” Elizabeth uses her gender differently. Instead using her gender as a hindrance, she claims that her female body does not hold her back. Despite the fact she has “the body but of a weak and feeble woman” (763), she also has “the heart and stomach of a king” (763). Even though the army could attack her, she is still there and willing to risk her “royal blood” (763).
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. Analysis of her writings, which include speeches, poems, letters, and documents to Parliament, will help readers understand that Elizabeth had more than the crown to keep and make her England's most famous queen. Elizabeth I was a fascinating woman, a great monarch, and a figure of extraordinary historical importance. Her influence is evident. Elizabeth was a leader who can teach the modern leader a lesson on the art and finesse of taking the leadership role in society.