While Edward was in power, Queen Elizabeth I was allowed to live quietly; after Edward’s death in 1553, Mary became queen. Mary was a Roman Catholic, but Queen Elizabeth I was not a religious person; however, she understood Mary’s decision to marry the Catholic Prince Phillip II of Spain (Ellis). Later, while Phillip saw his wife childless and ill, he saw Queen Elizabeth I as a very suitable woman to assume the position of queen (Ellis). Mary died on November 17, 1558, and Queen Elizabeth I finally became queen at the age of 25. Queen Elizabeth I had to undergo a tremendous amount of pain, grief, and suffering to acquire the throne, but once she received it, she was the greatest ruler that England had.
The Empress Matilda Matilda was one of two legitimate children of King Henry I of England. This fact would end up putting her into multiple important roles as is shown in the book The Empress Matilda: Queen Consort, Queen Mother, and Lady of the English. Marjorie Chibnall, author of the book, takes a look at the life of Matilda and the roles she plays. The author’s thesis is to show that it is Matilda’s actions that made her important, not just her relations, although they were important as well. This can be seen in the way the book is split into chapters.
“Mary was the closest Catholic claimant to the English throne and Elizabeth knew some of her subjects were not above hoping she could be deposed and Mary made queen of both Scotland and England” (English history, 6). Because she was Catholic, Mary, had many Catholic followers, who wanted her on the throne of England instead of Elizabeth I. “In fact, Mary had been a tolerant leader in Scottish religious matters. But such was the extreme religious upheaval of the time, that tolerance was a sign of weakness” (Scotlass, 1). Therefore, the pressure from her followers led Mary to make decision to plot against Elizabeth, during her capture and imprisonment against her will.
Elizabeth I was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. She was the second youngest out of her half-siblings, Edward VI and Mary I. As a child and a young lady, she was kept secluded, thus causing her to often keep thoughts and feelings in. However, at the age of twenty-five, she rose to claim the throne of England. Queen Elizabeth encountered lots of controversy during her rule as a woman.
England was only protestant for six years but catholic for centuries this showed people loved the way catholic life was and they wanted to carry it on. Mary additional took lady Jane greys position of queen Mary cold do this because many people believed that Jane stole the place of Mary and so they believed that Mary was the right queen therefore lady Jane grey was beheaded she was only queen for nine days. Mary could not make England catholiaic again because killing her enemies would make unpopular she was hated in the London area where many of the burning Mary would kill her enemies because they did not choose to turn catholic so she would kill her enemies if they stayed catholic. Mary was 37, unmarried and has no children this was because she said to her country that she was married. Protestants were prepared to die as martyrs, rather than became catholic this was because they believed to stay truthful Also Mary could not make England
Motivation Evaluation Sherry Jenkins PSY/230 February 24, 2013 Aaron Thompson Motivation Evaluation Diana, Princess of Wales was born Diana Frances Spencer, on July 01, 1961, at Park House near Sandringham, Norfolk. Her mother and father were Viscount and Viscountess Althrop. She had two sisters older than her and one younger brother. Diana’s troubles would start at a young age because her insecurities would manifest despite the privilege her life provided. She was no stranger to the royal family since she played with Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
Elizabeth and Mary each had their sets of loyal supporters, organized mainly according to religious views. Elizabeth had the backing of the Protestants of which she was the acknowledged leader, and Mary had the support of the Roman Catholics, the largest Church in Europe and undoubtedly powerful during those times. Most monarchs would want the Church’s approval in order for them to legitimize their rule but Elizabeth took after his father and preferred to uphold the authority of the Church of England. In spite of the tragic direction that the relationship between Elizabeth and Mary took, it cannot be denied that the latter significantly impact the authority of Elizabeth. Due to her experiences involving Mary, Elizabeth became known as a firm and fair Protestant ruler who also became cautious in terms of foreign affairs.
The Intimate Desires of Aphra Behn “The life she led would have been extraordinary in any age, but for a woman of the seventeenth century not born to fortune or position, it was nearly unheard of.” —Angeline Goreau Aphra Behn was an unconventional woman. Virginia Woolf says it best: “All women together should let flowers fall on the tomb of Aphra Behn…for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds.” Behn, unlike her father and many others, survived the perilous voyage to the West Indies. Upon return to England, Behn became and served as a spy for Charles II from which she incurred insurmountable debt, and was thrown into debtor’s prison. Afterwards, Aphra Behn worked in defense of women’s rights as a political activist, sexual pioneer, and writer. Producing seventeen plays and fourteen novels, several collections of poetry and translations, Behn is known as the first woman to earn her living as an author.
Mary came to the throne in 1553 only after crushing a plot by the leaders of the Protestant elite to place her cousin, Lady Jane Grey, on the throne, instead of her. She had promised mercy to many of the rebellion's leaders, but in 1554 there were two more disturbances against her rule. They were orchestrated by Jane Grey's father, the marquis of Dorset, and Sir Thomas Wyatt, son of a family with strong emotional ties to the Boleyns (and, thus, Elizabeth, Mary's Protestant half-sister.) This showed that there was strong Protestant sympathies against Mary and that leniency would not prevent them from rising up against her again. Thus, political brutality was called for.