Essay on Queen Elizabeth I: Changing the Course of England

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The Tudor Monarchy is one of the most well known monarchies of English history. It is so well known primarily due to Henry VIII, all of his wives, and his desire for a male heir to the throne of England. Because of Henry VIII, England received one of its best monarchs, Queen Elizabeth. There were a great number of obstacles and unfortunate events that Elizabeth went through as a result of her parents. Although Queen Elizabeth I faced many difficulties, including both coming to the throne and during her reign, she was a great ruler with many successes that changed the course of England and its history. Elizabeth’s father was King Henry VIII. Many of Henry’s decisions and actions had an effect on what Elizabeth would be required to…show more content…
The Tudor Monarchy is one of the most well known monarchies of English history. It is so well known primarily due to Henry VIII, all of his wives, and his desire for a male heir to the throne of England. Because of Henry VIII, England received one of its best monarchs, Queen Elizabeth. There were a great number of obstacles and unfortunate events that Elizabeth went through as a result of her parents. Although Queen Elizabeth I faced many difficulties, including both coming to the throne and during her reign, she was a great ruler with many successes that changed the course of England and its history. Elizabeth’s father was King Henry VIII. Many of Henry’s decisions and actions had an effect on what Elizabeth would be required to do when she became queen. The most prominent and important political affair that she would have to attend to was the church (Elizabeth I BBC). Henry believed very strongly in Catholicism. In 1521, he was given the title of “Defender of the Faith” by the Pope. He received this title after attacking Martin Luther in a book that he wrote. In this book, Henry made it very clear that Luther’s religious views were false. He made it known that he supported the Roman Catholic Church, and confirmed that the Pope was supreme (Henry VIII). In 1517, Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the door of the church. His theses concerned his beliefs and what he thought was wrong with the church. If they had listened to him, England would have gone

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