Queen Elizabeth Comparitive

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Queen Elizabeth I was responsible for the Golden Age of England, achieved through perseverance, strong will, intelligence, and personal sacrifice for the good of the English people. My mother is responsible for shaping her children’s lives by example, careful coaxing, strength and compassion in the needed amounts, and great personal sacrifice as well. These two enduring women both possess the ability to influence groups with their leadership and care, although one is remembered as a historical figure in the minds of many, and the other a maternal figure in the minds of two. Queen Elizabeth I was a resolute, powerful, and influential woman, who, even in death, commands respect, and admiration, and coaxes appreciative remembrance. She is remembered as a strong-willed leader of England, with only her people and patriotism in mind. Queen Elizabeth led her country in 1588 against the Spanish Armada, a fight considered unbeatable, and was victorious. When Queen Elizabeth I was in search of a husband, every suitor betrayed her or did not fit into the image of herself that she harbored, and she simply chose not to take a husband. She ruled as a lone entity, making monumental decisions, and choices in delicate situations by her own reckoning. The love of her people was her motivation. Her volition came of the need to protect her subjects, and be their beacon of strength and hope. She forged a way that was shut, by power of will and breaking down any barriers in her way. Mary Queen of Scotts was believed of some to be the rightful ruler of England, as Elizabeth was an illegitimate child by a mistress of her father, King Henry VIII, who was the founder of the Protestant church, for the reason that Catholicism would not allow him to divorce his wife. Elizabeth was criticized, but held steady her ground. She kept the Protestant church alive in England. She was a
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