Queen Elizabeth I As Unworthy Of The Throne

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Queen Elizabeth I was underestimated by many and was seen as unworthy of the throne. Queen Elizabeth I had a successful reign full of victories and power and was able to make sixteenth century England a thriving nation. The middle and upper class were living comfortably and England’s tin, coal, and led industries were taking off (Lambert, par. 1). The reign of Queen Elizabeth I was strong and powerful (Boatner, par. 7). She not only kept the nation strong but united as one. As triumphant as her life may seem, she did deal with a difficult childhood and an almost inexistent love life. Her lack of romantic relationships is why she is now known as England’s virgin queen, she died having never gotten married and without any children (Brimacombe 28). Queen Elizabeth I had a huge ascendency on the prosperity of England throughout her whole life: her childhood, adulthood and her golden years. This essay will discuss the hardships, triumphs and the influence that Queen Elizabeth I had during her time on the throne within the different stages of her life: her childhood, adulthood and her golden years. The Renaissance, as defined by the Encyclopedia Britannica, “literally means the rebirth of European civilization” (www.britannica.com). People started gaining interest in “classical scholarship and values” (www.britannica.com). During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, one of her most recognized victories was the Spanish Armada. It was a “great fleet sent by King…

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