Monday, October 4, 2010

Elizabeth Continued

Elizabeth is born to Anne Boleyn

  • the armada and the battle
  • she is a legend
  • she presided over a great age
  • she always managed to slip into success
  • stigmatized as a bastard by her own father
  • surmised to become England's best loved queen
  • Elizabeth I came to throne at age 25
  • ruled for 44 years
  • perfected the art of diplomacy
  • Elizabethan age is after her
  • Henry VIII and Anne were secretly married
  • She was christened Elizabeth the daughter of the two
  • sent to work as a lady-in-waiting

  • Mary and Elizabeth were enemies
  • tension and jealousy between the two
  • detail was extremely important in clothing-it was a symbol of status
  • law was passed that only his rightful heirs were his children by Anne
  • Boleyn miscarried a boy and his days with a wife were numbered
  • Henry needed to dispose of her
  • she was arrested for adultery and treason
  • sentenced to death-Anne Boleyn
  • Elizabeth was also designated a bastard child
  • intensley secretive, highly proud, highly intelligent

  • Henry then married Jane Seymour
  • the sisters became closer
  • soon their half brother Edward VI was born
  • Elizabeth received a great education for a women in her time because of the support from Henry's sixth wife
  • a precarious child- as grave as a woman of 40
  • fascinated by Henry's power and wealth
  • for her, he was no ordinary father
  • she was her father's daughter
  • Henry was aging rapidly-grossly overweight
  • he had life threatening blood clots and a sour temper
  • Elizabeth did not realize her two faced father

  • Edward came into power when Elizabeth was fourteen
  • Edward was only ten years old
  • Elizabeth lived with Katherine Parr
  • Edward Seymour was the protector of the realm
  • always fighting for power
  • Thomas Seymour took power until Edward was of age
  • he wanted to rekindle his love affair for Catherine Parr
  • Seymour would sexually abuse Elizabeth
  • finally Catherine Parr had to put a stop to it and blamed Elizabeth
  • child abuse
  • her early life was crucial and taught her to watch her back
  • it also left her with damage around her emotions
  • soon after Catherine died in childbirth
  • rumor had it that Elizabeth planned to marry Seymour
  • Elizabeth knew not to go with it
  • her brother would no longer talk to her because of Thomas Seymour
  • Seymour was later executed

  • Eventually the Seymour scandal died down
  • Elizabeth dressed in stark black and white
  • Dudley became the protector- and wanted Mary not in rule next to keep his job
  • when edward died his death was kept secret so that Dudley could make his plot
  • Mary still emerged victorious
  • Elizabeth realized that she could possibly come into power as well
  • lived a frugal life
  • she was next up to the throne and that was dangerous because England had been changed to Catholic by Mary
  • this still gave Elizabeth a huge boost of popularity
  • Mary and Elizabeth needed to reconcile before Mary's death
  • crucial to Elizabeth because she had competition to power

  • Mary would let Elizabeth to throne as long as she kept England Catholic
  • she said "this is the lords day it is marvelous in our day"
  • Elizabeth moved to London as the new monarch
  • her loyalty had paid off
  • she was not afraid of her responsibility
  • enjoyed herself after all of her years of isolation 
  • she was unpredictable
  • her quick temple was notorious
  • she would have to read in a quiet chamber until she calmed down
  • she loved dancing though
  • believed she was chosen by God to rule England

  • she let people know that she would never marry a man for other people's liking
  • flaunted her availability
  • she only admired Robert Dudley
  • he was married, however
  • Robert's wife was later found dead with a broken neck
  • rumors of foul play
  • circumstances made the future imponderable 
  • she got small pox
  • the future was far too uncertain
  • next in line was Elizabeth's cousin Mary Queen of Scots

  • In 1567- Mary came after Elizabeth to get away from those chasing her
  • Elizabeth imprisoned her for 17 years
  • Mary had many sexual affairs
  • Mary was seemingly asking for her own death, yet Elizabeth could not get herself to execute her
  • Elizabeth really is crippled and least decisive monarch
  • The two women never met even though thee 
  • in 1587 Mary was beheaded for plotting to kill Elizabeth
  • Elizabethan age

  • during 1570's Elizabeth's ruling was hindered by her availability and neighboring countries
  • she was extremely vain
  • she wore loads of jewelry
  • sensitive about her portrait paintings not showing her age
  • she replaced catholic festivals with new festivals based around the virgin queen
  • she turns this imagery for herself as the virgin monarch
  • her central idea for her own advantage
  • by 1478 she was in her late forties

  • She realized that something needed to be done about her alliance with Spain
  • in 1588 the spanish armada came into the Englash channel
  • but the English were ready and were more heavily armed
  • only few went home to Spain with alive
  • English win

  • The queen was growing old but she was a successful queen
  • she hated change 
  • she was not responsible for nay of the changes
  • she had not compassion for the artists of her time
  • not plays were performed
  • she was brilliant at self promotion
  • she knew that a small country had to beat a large drum
  • joy followed by grief because Dudley died 
  • she contained her youth and energy until her sixties

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