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The Use of Numbers in The Queen of Spades

- The Use of Numbers in The Queen of Spades      The use of numbers, especially the three and to a lesser extent the seven, is of major importance in Alexander Pushkin's The Queen of Spades. The use of three permeates the text in several ways, these being major, minor, and in reference to time. According to Alexandr Slonimsky in an essay written in 1922, "A notion of the grouping of three is dominant..." (429). In the major details of the story, we find "three fantastic moments" (Slonimsky 429), three cards, three major catastrophes, three main characters, and the use of six chapters, six being a multiple of three....   [tags: The Queen of Spades]

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Pushkin's The Queen of Spades

- Pushkin's The Queen of Spades French connoisseurs already know Pushkin's The Queen of Spades in Mérimée's translation. It might appear impertinent to offer now a new version, and I do not doubt that the earlier one will appear more elegant than this one, which has no merit other than its scrupulous exactness. That is its justification. A preoccupation with explaining and rounding off induced Mérimée to blunt somewhat the crystalline peaks of the tale. We have resisted adding anything to Pushkin's clean and spare style, with its slender grace, which hums like a taut string....   [tags: Pushkin Queen of Spades Essays]

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The Violence of The Queen of Spades

- The Violence of Plath’s Daddy   "Daddy" is probably Plath’s most famous poem. The critic George Steiner has said that, "It is a poem by which future generations will seek to know us." He has also called it, "the Guernica of modern poetry." The violence of its imagery and tone, the references to concentration camps, torture and fascism certainly evoke Picasso’s most celebrated painting. Plath claimed that in this poem she was adopting the persona of a girl with an Electra complex whose father had been a fascist, but while the poem is not completely autobiographical, it contains several obvious references to her own life....   [tags: The Queen of Spades]

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The Power and Genius of Alexander Pushkin’s The Queen of Spades

- The Power and Genius of Alexander Pushkin’s The Queen of Spades In Alexander Pushkin’s “The Queen of Spades,” many aspects of the short story have made for considerable debate among scholars.  Pushkin fills an integral role in Russian literary history, and there are abundant research sources to use in analyzing and interpreting his texts.  Pushkin is often referred to as the Father of Modern Russian Literature, but until just recently much of the criticism on Pushkin focused on Pushkin himself as the author, the innovative simplicity in his prose, or the political relationship between Pushkin and the Russian aristocracy.  Pushkin’s personal life was often the subject of public debate among...   [tags: Queen Spades]

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Exploring Chance In Pushkins the Queen of Spades

- Exploring Chance In Pushkin's the Queen of Spades It is said in The Bible that God has given Man 'free will.' Unfortunately for Man, The Bible does not entail exactly what 'free will' is. Some speculate that there is a force called Chance. These people believe that through a serious of coincidence, luck, and their own choices, they can control their future. Others believe in a force known as Fate. With this line of thinking, everything has a goal, and those goals will be met eventually. This gives the believer a sense of inevitability and they tend to be more laid back due to the philosophy of least resistance....   [tags: Pushking Queen Spades Essays Papers]

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The Queen of Spades

- In 2014, American Hustle topped the box office charts and was celebrated by critics alike. The film praised con artists and even portrayed them as light-hearted, “comedic figures” (Surowiecki). Americans condemn rapists and murders, yet we idolize con artists and often strive to achieve the most out of life with the least amount of work. People are constantly looking for shortcuts and quick solutions, making us bait to the cons of our society. The premise of the film is the idea that people are always self-interested and will believe what they want to believe....   [tags: film analysis, critics, card games, ]

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Sarah and Vashti: The Queen of Cups vs The Queen of Swords

- I once heard a rabbi compare life to a game of poker. That certainly captivated my attention, because who would ever imagine a religious figure draw a connection between life and gambling. When we are born, G-d deals us a hand of cards, with each one determining aspects of our being, such as what kind of family we are born into, where we live, what our talents are, and what exactly we are meant to struggle with. We cannot trade our hand for anyone else’s, so we have to play the best game we can with what we are dealt....   [tags: religious beliefs and history]

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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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Don't Be a Drag, Just Be a Queen

- The figure of the drag queen is pivotal in understanding transgenderism and issues related to gender. Drags are places where femininity or masculinity is performed by opposite sexes. The film, Paris is Burning, directed by Jennie Livingston, is a valuable source for understanding issues including race, gender and otherness. The film touches upon the lives of black gays and transsexuals who live in New York and constitute a subculture, which is differentiated from heteronormative culture in a given society....   [tags: drag queen, transgenderism]

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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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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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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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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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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 Young Years of Queen Victoria

- The Young Years of Queen Victoria Victoria was born on a spring day, May 24th, 1819, at Kensington Palace, in the then quiet suburb of London. "Plumb as a partridge" was her father's description of the baby, and she certainly bore a marked resemblance to her sturdy and robust Hanoverian ancestors who had ruled Great Britain for little more than a century at the time of her birth. By 1798 Victoria's grandfather, King George III, had reigned for nearly sixty years, but he was now old and feeble....   [tags: Queen Victoria Childhood Essays]

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Mary, Queen of Scots by Gordon Donaldson

- The biography that is being reviewed is Mary, Queen of Scots by Gordon Donaldson. Mary Stuart, was born at Linlithge Palace on December 8, 1542, sixs days later she became Queen of Scotland. Mary became Queen of France and soon her greediness grew and she wanted to take over England. Mary was unwilling to stay in France, so she went back to Scotland. There her second husband died and she was imprisoned in England for the suspicion of the murder. Mary had a bad ending to her life. Mary got caught in attempting an assassination of Queen Elizabeth for which she was beheaded on February 8, 1587....   [tags: Mary, Queen of Scots Gordon Donaldson]

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Queen Nefertiti as a Significant Historical Figure in the Coloring Book

- Queen Nefertiti as a Significant Historical Figure in the Coloring Book The influence and admiration of Ancient Egypt's Queen Nefertiti in the modern world is quite apparent, particularly in children's literature. "A Coloring Book of Queen Nefertiti" is a prime example. This 18-page coloring book includes black-outline illustrations of various aspects of ancient Egyptian history pertaining to Queen Nefertiti. Also incorporated are brief anecdotes pertaining to the pictures, written in simple language appropriate for ten to 13 year olds, though this was probably not the intended target age bracket....   [tags: History Queen Nefertiti 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]

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The Queen

- In the movie, The Queen, the roles of others in her decision-making and leadership can be seen in the life of Queen Elizabeth II. (Frears, 2006) Through the course of this paper, I will analyze her resistance to change, her reliance on others in her decision-making process, and the roles Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and Prime Minister Tony Blair played in the week between the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and her funeral. I will share my thoughts on the most compelling styles of influence and how I would like to influence others....   [tags: Film]

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The Queen 's Parlour - Original And Direct Representation Of Being Franz Josef Or Wilhelm II

- ... It 's unladylike and unsuitable for princesses.” “But I didn 't mumble—” “And don 't argue with me!” commanded the queen. “I don 't fancy arguments, and I won 't have them in my parlour. Now—,” The Queen popped open a gold pocket-watch. “You must hurry, child—we 're wasting valuable time.” “Time.” Agatha reminded herself of what her Grandmother Marlvera had warned. ‘Never stay too long. Always keep your eyes on the clock, and no matter what happens, NEVER lose your nerve.’ Those were her words; she was quite clear....   [tags: English-language films, 2005 singles, The Queen]

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Queen Elizabeth : The Queen Of England

- ... Her older half-sister Mary, and their cousin, Lady Jane Grey, both were in line for the crown. Edward had appointed Grey to be his successor, but her reign was proved to be short-lived. Mary gained the support of the English people and unseated grey after only nine days on the throne. (Bio.com) Thomas Wyatt organized a rebellion against Mary in 1554 with the hopes of making Protestant-raised Elizabeth Queen. His plot was eventually uncovered, and Elizabeth was quickly imprisoned by Mary....   [tags: Elizabeth I of England, Mary I of England]

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The Natural Spiritualism in Javanese Cultural Religion As Seen in Story, "the Queen in Southern Sea", Nyi Roro Kidul

- The Natural Spiritualism in Javanese Cultural Religion As Seen in Story, "the Queen in Southern Sea", Nyi Roro Kidul A. Background Since religion is the philosophy which attempts to understand the concepts involved in religious belief, the religious believers have to give they report such as experiences as those of being in the presence of God, or as being able to realize a timeless and eternal divine order in the universe (it made clear the concept of the religion). In contrast to what happened to the Javanese people who still believe in what they called natural phenomenon that influenced the spiritualism....   [tags: Queen Southern Sea Kidul]

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Drama Queen: Mary, Queen of Scots

- Drama Queen “Mary, Queen of Scots” There have been many drama queens in this world. As it turns out, one drama queen in particular was actually a real queen. Her name was Mary, Queen of Scots. Mary had lots of drama throughout her life and it is was this drama that ended in her execution. Mary was born December 8, 1542. Her parents were King James V and Mary of Guise. James, the King of Scotland, died shortly after Mary was born. He died six days after Mary was born. Mary became the Queen of Scots when she was six days old....   [tags: British history]

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The Queen of the Damned

- The Queen of the Damned As we draw towards others and follow them and their way we lose our own way and part of ourselves in the process. The Queen of the Damned is Anne Rice’s third book in The Vampire Chronicles series. In the beginning it’s all about a group of present-day immortal vampires struggles to save the mortal humans from the first vampire Akasha. She devilishly plans to enslave mankind and destroy all men on earth in order to stop wars and promote peace. She decides to save one male Lestat and his friends and that’s when the nightmare really begins....   [tags: Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles]

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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]

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The Legendary Queen

- The Legendary Queen Brian May and Roger Taylor, in 1970, set the wheels in motion for Queen when they decided to form a band during their college years. Queen started out as a band called Smile who signed with Mercury Records, and included: Tim Staffell, Brian May, and Roger Taylor. Once Tim Staffell left, the group added Freddie Mercury (lead singer) and bassist John Deacon. Freddie Mercury, Farrokh Bulsara, was a fan of Smile and was added on as the lead vocalist. John Deacon began as a young guitarist who was a member of the group called The Opposition....   [tags: Brain May, Roger Taylor, Rock, Band]

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The Queen's Casino

- My father went missing when I was 7. It was a day, just like the day before and the day before that. He woke up, woke my mother and I up, got ready for work, and left. He was a chemist. He used to take me down to his laboratory and show me all the interesting things he could do with the chemicals he had. I used to love going to the lab. That night we had planned on going together, after he came home to have dinner. I waited for him. I waited for 3 hours. He never came home. I fell asleep that night, dreaming of all the places he could be....   [tags: personal story and history]

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Queen of Alpine

- Queen of Alpine In everyday life Lindsey Vonn gets to experience thrills, chills, and she uses her remarkable skills to become a greater athlete. Born in Minnesota and raised in Colorado, she has been skiing all of her life. At the age of two she was in a pair of skis and has continued to progress. (Lindsey Vonn, 2 of 4) I intend to describe the exciting life of Olympic athlete, Lindsey Vonn. On October 18, 1984 a future Olympian was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. She began skiing at age two. Her father Alan was her main coach....   [tags: Biography]

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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 Queen, Directed by Stephen Frears

- ... The Queen and the Royal Family when adviced with these suggestions think it is absurd and stick to the traditional culture. But soon realized that Britain has progressively modernalized. When the Queen realizes the changes she states that she beliefs their is a shift of public values and perhaps she should advocate. Tony Blair, in the film The Queen had just been elected to become prime minister. His views as prime minister is to modernise Britain. Throughout the film director Stephen Frears chooses to film the scenes featuring Tony Blair and the government with modern film because he wanted the syntax to interpret the progressive movement to a modernized society....   [tags: film analysis]

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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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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 Last Queen Of The Tudor Dynasty

- The last queen of the Tudor dynasty, Elizabeth I, proved herself to be a remarkable monarch; furthermore, she brought about many changes that resulted in England’s Golden Age. Her success was a result of her loyalty and devotion to her country. Moreover, she ruled a man’s world as a woman, earning the respect of many. Elizabeth I was the greatest English Renaissance ruler due to her leadership through the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the unification of England under Protestantism, and the use of her power to promote and patronize the performing arts....   [tags: Elizabeth I of England, Spanish Armada]

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The Legacy of Queen Victoria's Children

- ... He was the oldest son of Queen Victoria. He married Princess Alexandra of Denmark and had six children. Of their three sons, two predeceased him and the other one became King George V of Great Britain. Of their three daughters, one married a king, one married a commoner, and one stayed single. Edward VII died on May 6, 1910. Alice Maud Mary was born on April 25, 1843. She married Prince Louis of Hesse and became Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine when her husband succeeded his uncle as Grand Duke....   [tags: royal, death, husband]

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Dancing With The Queen - Original Writing

- ... Of course, the kitchen staff adored Audra, but Petra asked about the snack and bags. “I’m going to put together little treat bags for the children,” explained Audra, taking hold of the crate that held the food and bags. A wide-eyed Petra said, “YOU must not do that, my lady. WE shall do it.” Audra held onto the crate and wouldn’t hand it over. “Nonsense. You ladies have enough to do for tonight without an unexpected task on your hands. The ladies and I will do it. I will see you later, Petra!” “But.....   [tags: Woman, Girl, 1995 singles]

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Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots

- Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots She became queen when she was only 6 days old. She was sent to France at age six to get married. She is the cousin of Queen Elizabeth I. Who is this elegant, yet struggling woman. Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland. Beautiful and brave, Mary Stuart was known for being the Queen of Scotland, France, and was in line for the throne of England and she was also considered the true queen of England. Mary Stuart was born on December 8, 1542, in Lithingow Palace, Scotland. She was the daughter of King James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise....   [tags: Biography]

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Queen Hapshepsut of Ancient Egypt

- In today’s era, both in Africa and around the world, the role of women across differing cultures show a variety of similarities and differences. Many countries around the world have embraced women’s equalities, while others have not. As we look to the region of the Nile, we look to Egypt. Today, Egyptian women may hold different roles or they might be similar as compared to other cultures. When we look back into the ancient times of Egypt, we might be surprised that the roles of women were quite different when compared to other cultures of that time....   [tags: Women in Pharaonic Egypt]

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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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City of Lübeck The Queen of the Hansa

- City of Lübeck ‘the queen of the hansa’ Lübecks geographical location was a desirable contour for traders of the Baltic Sea as it provided access to merchant trade north to Scandinavia, eastward towards the eastern European states of Estonia, Ukraine and Russia (at the time an economic region time known as ‘Kievan Rus’) and westwards toward the Benelux countries (at the time Britany and France) and on toward London. (Norwood, 2003) (Palmer, 2005)   Expansion Carefully organised strategic management of alliances with alternative trading posts, members of commerce, competitors, and of course exploitation of the Guild system of the oligarchies led to the Hanseatic Leagues ubiquitous monopoly....   [tags: Lubeck, trading, guild system, free trade]

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A Look Into the Death of Queen Cleopatra

- It has been over 2000 years since Cleopatra drew her last breath, ending the rule of the pharaohs in Egypt for good. In the years following her death, there have been many theories as to how she might have died. The most widely accepted theory is that she committed suicide by allowing herself to be bitten by a venomous snake and it is the theory that has been written in most history books as historical fact. Yet, there is increasing evidentiary support that would suggest that her alleged suicide was in fact a homicide....   [tags: murder, roman empire, egypt]

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The Kiss of the Fur Queen

- Thomson Highway’s The Kiss of the Fur Queen has a core theme of art. In this novel, art is integrated into the lives of the characters. The modernist movement would indicate that art has the ability to plainly exist “art of arts sake”. Peter Lamarque notes “To value a work for its own sake is to value it for what it is in itself, not for the realization of some ulterior ends.” (par. 19) This commonly accepted view, that art is valued because it is great art, not for the role or function that it has in society, restricts arts impact....   [tags: Art, Education, Highway]

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I Am The Queen Of Olympus

- Hello my name is Juno but, my Greek name is Hera. If you don’t know I am the queen of Olympus. I am also the goddess of marriage and childbirth, I take good care of women who are married. I also have the title of queen of the heavens along with a few other goddesses who were also given that title. Not only that but I am one of the most beautiful goddesses. I have big eyes, pierced ears, I always take care of my appearance and I dress quite elegantly. Since I am the queen I wear a diadem and hold a scepter in my hand....   [tags: Hera, Zeus, Greek mythology, Heracles]

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Pleas of a Desperate Queen

- The Ancient Egyptians were a civilization of great creativity and expression, but also a civilization with a very strict position on tradition, and I found them absolutely fascinating. When learning about King Tutankhamen’s mysterious legacy, I was very intrigued by the pleas that Tutankhamen’s wife Ankhesenamun wrote to the king of the Hittites after her husband’s premature death. Her letters were desperate and emotional and very powerful to read and definitely gives its readers, whether they’re students or historians, a real sense of mystery and that the queen knew more than what she was willing to say....   [tags: World Civilization ]

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Queen Elizabeth I Of England

- Queen Elizabeth I of England, was an iconic ruler during the Golden Age of England, and arguably one of the most well known and successful rulers of her time. Elizabeth, daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, reigned over England from 1558 until her death in 1603. When Elizabeth took the throne after the death of her half sister, Mary I, England was in a poor economic state. Throughout her time as Queen, Elizabeth was able to repair the economic debt held by England, as well as mend relations within society, caused by many things including religious wars....   [tags: Mary I of England, Elizabeth I of England]

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Queen Mary or Bloody Mary

- Queen Mary I, also known as Bloody Mary, reigned over England from 1553 until her death in 1558. She was the first Queen Regnant. Mary was the only child born to Henry VIII to survive but was later deemed illegitimate. The title of “Bloody Mary” was given to her due to the bloody persecutions she gave during the Protestant Reformation. Bloody Mary’s persecutions of Protestants and attempt to make England what it was during the reign of her father, Henry VIII, made a big impact on England. On February 18, 1516, in the palace of Greenwich, Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon gave birth to a girl; later christened, Mary....   [tags: biography, henry viii, charles v]

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The Queen Of Snow White

- ... The queens realized that there was nothing wrong with sharing the title of "the fairest in the land". The queen taught Snow White how to be a great leader, how to protect the whole kingdom and how to be a better person. Snow White learned that she can accomplish anything, and be whoever she wanted to be, as long as she put her mind and soul into it. After few years, Snow White became the most enchanted princess in the land. Everyone wanted to be her Prince Charming, who will rule the land with her....   [tags: Snow White, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs]

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The Last Queen of Egypt Cleopatra

- ‘The Last Queen of Egypt’ Cleopatra Cleopatra was born during a time dominated by men, but she overcame her stereotype by becoming one of Egypt’s most successful leaders. The most notable thing about Cleopatra was not that she was just a successful ruler, but rather that she was the most influential woman of her time. Cleopatra’s Father, Ptolemy XII was the seventh Pharaoh in a line of unmemorable Ptolemaic rulers. Because of her father, she was exposed to royalty at an early age. This affected her decisions, as she always put Egypt before herself....   [tags: Ancient Egypt ]

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Janis Joplin: Queen of the Damned

- “I always wanted to be an artist, whatever that was, like other chicks want to be stewardesses. I read. I painted. I thought” (brainyquote.com). Janis Joplin was a musical icon as well as an undeclared feminist leader. Her innovative outlook and lifestyle broke the typical mold of a 1960’s female performer. Joplin made strides for women all across the musical industry and truly embodied the superficial idea of a rock star. Although she died over forty years ago, her legacy will live on for many decades to come....   [tags: Feminist Leader, Counterculture]

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Cultural Analysis on Queen Latifah

- Cultural Analysis Queen Latifah played a big role in the hip hop industry as a female MC, and still is relevant to this day. She influenced millions of people especially in the black community for equality between women and men. She’s an American song-writer, actress, fashion producer, model, female MC, feminist, television producer, record producer, and talk show hostess. The Hip-hop culture began around the 1970’s in Bronx, New York and it was mostly amongst the Black and Latino community at that time....   [tags: music, color, hip hop, sexuality]

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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]

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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]

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Queen Elizabeth I of England

- Queen Elizabeth I of England Elizabeth I, England's most famous monarch, grew up in difficult times. Elizabeth I was born September 7, 1533. She was the daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. She was only two years old when she lost her mother (Carol 7). Anne Boleyn was beheaded by the order of her husband, based on false charges of adultery and conspiracy (10). Despite Elizabeth's harsh childhood, she did not let it interfere with her many accomplishments of the throne....   [tags: famous monarch, king henry VIII]

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Queen Mary I Of England

- ... She frequently prayed for God to protect her from Anne and for her father to remain faithful to the Catholic Church (Maurer 7). In this hard time, she held onto her identity though her Catholic faith (Noel). Growing up, Mary was constantly faced with discrimination due to her religion, which seemed to lead her to become intolerant of other religious beliefs. Henry gave himself the title of Supreme Head of the Church of England, and with this new title, he raided tombs, sold land belonging to the church, and executed all who disagreed with him (Maurer 8)....   [tags: Mary I of England, Elizabeth I of England]

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Silk - The Queen of Fibers

- Silk, sometimes affectionately referred to as the “queen of fibers,” is the strongest natural fiber in the world, and it is used to make expensive cloth. There’s more to silk, though, than being great to make fine garments. Did you know that a thread of silk can be stronger than some kinds of steel. Probably not. We hope to give you more insight into the wonders of silk in our report. THE DISCOVERY OF SILK One of the only – if not the only – documentation on the discovery of silk is an ancient Chinese legend....   [tags: Textiles ]

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The Queen V. Dudley And Stephens

- The Queen v. Dudley and Stephens Opening arguments by the prosecution Your Honors, we bring to you today a grotesque case of an incident on the high seas. You have read the facts, four men: Mr. Brooks, Mr. Stephens, Mr. Dudley, and Mr. Parker were stranded on an open boat. The first three were able-bodied seamen and the last, Mr. Parker, was a boy not yet eighteen. After being stranded for twenty days and being without food for the past eight days, two of the men, Dudley and Stevens, contrived to kill the boy, Parker, so that they might sate their hunger on his flesh....   [tags: English-language films, KILL, Logic, Law]

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The Queen Of Salsa Vs Cuba

- Yaileen Baez-Giron English 110 March 29, 2016 The Queen of Salsa vs Cuba Celia Cruz was born Celia Caridad Cruz Alfonso on October 21, 1925, in a working-class neighborhood of Havana, Cuba. She began singing professionally on Cuban radio and in nightclubs in the late 1940s while studying music theory and voice at a music academy in Havana from 1947 to 1950. In 1950, she began singing with the popular Cuban orchestra La Sonora Matancera. Over the next 15 years, they collaborate had many hit singles, which raised Celia to the top and she performed diverse Afro-Cuban music throughout the Caribbean, South America, and the U.S....   [tags: Fidel Castro, Cuba, Che Guevara, Cuban Revolution]

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Queen Mary I of England

- Mary's father, Henry VIII, and her mother, Catherine of Argon, (“Mary Tudor”) had been trying to have children for years. Through several miscarriages, still-borns, and child deaths (“Childhood”), they finally gave birth to a precious baby girl on February 18, 1516 (“Mary Tudor”). She had a very fair complexion with grey eyes and red hair (Childhood). Henry VIII decided to name her Mary after his younger sister (“Childhood”). When Mary was born, she was quickly baptized catholic (“Mary Tudor”). As a child, Mary was outstanding....   [tags: henry VIII, miscarriages, divorce]

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Queen Elizabeth I Of England

- Queen Elizabeth I of England is perhaps the greatest example of a woman ruling in her own right that history has to offer as she successfully ruled over all of England for almost half a century, without marrying and surrendering her power to any man or foreign nation. Elizabeth’s two predecessors Lady Jane Grey and Mary Tudor were both terrible rulers –although Lady Jane only “ruled” for nine days- they left England with the impression that a woman could not rule the country effectively. As a result when Elizabeth came into power she was counseled to marry as quickly as possible and to simply rely to do the actual ruling....   [tags: Mary I of England, Elizabeth I of England, Gender]

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The Series Arrow: Oliver Queen

- The series Arrow focuses on fighting crime in Starling City where you can go from the mansions to the Glades by just crossing town. The main character is Oliver Queen is also known as Arrow. His job starts off only getting rid of people on his deceased fathers hit list. However as the series continues he begins to help his city become a better place by stopping bank robbers and other crime. Oliver has the help of his two sidekicks Diggle and Felicity. They help him watch the city, learn about crimes, and plan how to take action....   [tags: helena, moral ideas]

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The Reigning Queen Victoria

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Prince Albert and Queen Victoria

- No matter who you are, everyone enjoys a great love story. There is a love story in particular, the one of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, that is unique when compared to other’s in history. While being a hopeful story, it is also one of sadness. There were numerous significant details of their love that stuck out the most, as to all stories like it. The love story of Victoria and Albert was truly great because of the devotion to each other that showed itself in their love at first sight, marriage, their children, Albert’s death, Victoria’s life without Albert, and even in the legacy of their love....   [tags: notorious romances of the XIX century]

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Kiss of the Fur Queen

- In Kiss of the Fur Queen, the story begins with forty-three year old Cree hunter Abraham Okimasis winning the "1951 Millington Cup World Championship Dog Derby." (6) The victory is seen to have a significant effect on the Cree hunter's Native identity, as he becomes the first-ever Indian to succeed in the Derby. As time goes by, Abraham becomes the father of two sons, Jeremiah and Gabriel. When the Cree brothers leave their small northern Manitoba village and enter the hostile environment of a residential school, their lives take a turn for the worse....   [tags: Character Analysis, Abraham Okimasis]

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Lydia Sherman: The Queen Poisoner

- When someone thinks of a serial killer, they probably imagine some sort of knife-wielding maniac who does his dirty work in the depths of night, silencing the screams of the innocent for his own sick pleasure. Just looking at him, it would be clear that he's crazy. However, Lydia Sherman was the opposite of all that. The Queen Poisoner managed to kill all 3 of her husbands and seven of their children in the light of day with nothing but a little bit of arsenic. Maybe she was insane, but maybe she had motives to kill such people....   [tags: serial killer, maniac]

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The Life Of Queen Maya

- Buddhism, like most other religions, originated in a particular place at a particular time, and its roots are in forms and ideas that were part of the environment in which it developed. Queen Maya begins the story when she dreams about a white elephant and how she will have a son that will either be a great king or a great religious leader. Many books describe this sense a little different. Kinnard explains how Siddhartha Gautama was born and got up and walked towards the way of a great religious leader....   [tags: Gautama Buddha, Buddhism, Noble Eightfold Path]

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Queen Liliuokalani: Lydia Kamakaeha

- Lydia Kamakaeha better know as Queen Liliuokalani was born on September 2, 1838, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was born into Royalty. She was the last monarch and only queen of the kingdom of Hawaii. Liliuokalani parents were Caesar Kapa‘akea and Analea Keohokālole. Her father was the Hawaiian chief of the patriarch of the House of Kalākaua, he ruled the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1874 to 1893. Her mother was a Hawaiian chiefess and matriarch of the House of Kalākaua she ruled the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1874 to 1893....   [tags: Hawaiian royalty]

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Queen Isabella of Castilla

- Many people have heard of Queen Isabella of Spain who changed Spain and the New World. Although many people see Queen Isabella as a mean, nasty, and ignorant person, she changed history forever by fighting over the power of the Kingdom with her brother and fighting the Muslims Moors to take back Spain into Catholic power. Although her marriage was struggle, they united the two Spain kingdoms, which previously had been separated. She also was the person behind the voyage of Christopher Columbus and much more to effect the world of history....   [tags: spain, muslims]

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Queen Rania of Jordan

- The Middle East and the western world have maintained a delicately balanced relationship for decades, if not centuries. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, a country officially established under heavy British influence in 1946, offers a prime example. Queen Rania of Jordan, however, works actively to strengthen relationships and breakdown dangerous stereotypes. While many see Muslim women as downtrodden and subjected, “The queen is widely admired in the U.S. and Europe, where she is known for her glamorous appearance and efforts to promote girls’ education and cross-cultural dialogue” (Buck)....   [tags: Hashemite royalty, King Hussein]

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Mary, Queen of Scots

- In 1542, the Scottish throne went to Mary, Queen of Scots, a controversial monarch who would also become France's queen consort and claim the English crown. Synopsis The death of her father, which occurred just days after her birth, put Mary, Queen of Scots, on the throne in 1542. She briefly became queen consort in France before returning to Scotland. Forced to abdicate by Scottish nobles in 1567, Mary sought the protection of England's Queen Elizabeth I, who instead had her arrested. Mary spent the remainder of her life in captivity until her 1587 execution....   [tags: english crown, monarch]

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Queen Mary The I

- Queen Mary I Mary Tudor was born on February 18, 1516 at the Palace of Placentia in Greenwich, England. She was the only child of King Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, to survive through childhood. She was baptized as a Catholic shortly after her birth in 1525. Henry sent his daughter to live on the border of Wales. When Mary was two and a half years old, her dad had her life planned out for her, like who she was going marry and where she was going live (Queen Bloody)....   [tags: The Tudors, British history]

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Mary Queen of Scots

- During the 1500’s war and sickness were common. War alone took many men including Mary Stuarts father, James V, who was unable to accept the humiliation of his defeat against England and underwent a complete nervous breakdown (Fraser, 11). Previously two of Mary’s older brothers died in infancy only adding to James V’s sorrow which Mary’s birth did not even begin to alleviate (Fraser, 11). Five days following Mary’s birth King James V of Scotland died. Mary Stuart Was crowned as the Queen of Scotland within a year of her birth and though she tried her hardest to be a great leader, many things obstructed her path....   [tags: War, England, English History]

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The Queen of Make-up

- Make-up was 100 percent forbidden, and because of that, I craved it all the more. Each day, while waiting for the van to take me to school, I would creep into my mother’s room, hoping to catch a glance of the mysterious magic and beauty that transformed her from an ordinary housewife into a Queen. That was what she was, I decided. The Queen of make-up. How I loved to watch her bat on a bit of lipstick, comb on a little mascara, and circle her eyes with eyeliner before heading off with a perfume-scented hug that lingered in the air for what seemed like hours after she had left....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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Influence of Queen Victoria

- “The sun never sets on the British Empire.” During the prosperous Victorian age in Great Britain, this quote had every bit of truth behind it. This age was the time of significant change for both the developing technologies, and social aspects. The Nineteenth Century English Theatre, specifically The Importance of Being Earnest, displayed new advancements in the history of theatre (Gascoinge 233). The rapidly forming advancements could not have been achieved without the influence of Queen Victoria....   [tags: prosperity, 19th century, developments]

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Legacy of Queen Boadicea

- Boadicea is a celebrated the war-queen who led an ultimately unsuccessful rebellion against the Roman occupancy of ancient Britain in the first century AD. Our knowledge of Boadicea stems from works of Roman historians, Tacitus and Cassius Dio's. Tactius's Agricola and Annals along with Cassius Dio's Roman History are the three major works that document the violent legacy of Boadicea. The only known description of her is found in Cassius Dio's work: She was huge of frame, terrifying of aspect, and with a harsh voice....   [tags: Roman History]

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Purpose of the Queen

- Purpose of the Queen To some of you here and certainly to some members of the general public it appears as if the queen serves no other pupose than that of a glorified tourist attraction. She appears as a lady of leisure, living in a castle, waited on by servants, gallivanting around the world all at the expense of the taxpayer. With this image being constantly re-enforced by the tabloids, it's no wonder there are many who feel resentment towards her and her apparent 'spendthrift' ways....   [tags: Papers]

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Queen Victoria

- In 1837 queen Victoria started her reign as queen of England. She affected the whole world with the political decisions that she made while queen. But these decisions were dictated by things that started the day she was born and even during her reign as queen. Many people don’t really know much about Queen Victoria so they can ask why is your political leader worth studying. What has changed because of her being queen. What lead her and motivated her to make the choices she made. All of these things can be determined by looking at her past life and life during her reign that affected the way she ruled....   [tags: British History ]

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Queen Margot

- Through the use of two main characters in the film, Queen Margot, a critical examination will be made to further understand the importance of developing characters and their respected standard historical interpretations. By heavily characterizing the protagonist, Margaret of Valois, audience members were given the ability to identify with her. Similarly, the Queen regent, Catherine de Medici remained heavily mythologized in the film to advance the plotline. The overall success of the film can thereby be attributed to the prominence of the representation of historical figures....   [tags: FIlm Analysis, Character Development]

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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]

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