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...husband. Elizabeth I made it seem like this on purpose to postpone her marriage and then when push came to shove the suitor was let go. This was sneaky and sage to do. Also, if she did marry it was not because she was in love with the man it was because she knew the military was vulnerable to attacks and she needed to build a strong alias. One way to do that was to marry a man that ruled a strong military based land. The lion in her is that she is willing to go to war if needed to. She once sent 20,000 troops into battle in order to protect her state. Although Elizabeth I was a Machiavellian ruler she did not encompass all of the traits of the ruler. For example she did not focus primarily on war, but she did when it was needed. Machiavellian rulers are nearly impossible to duplicate, but Elizabeth I came very close to being the definition of a Machiavellian ruler.
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