Comparison of Elenor of Aquitaine, Queen Elizabeth I, and Catherine the Great

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Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the most influential women in the history of Europe, having been a queen to rulers of both France and England, along with having significant political and economic power in her own right. She served as an example to all women, during a period where there was increasing development in the female s role in society. Eleanor was a patron of the arts, and she was also a powerful personality, influencing the politics of the day with the help of her sons, and maintaining a certain degree of control over the monarchy even after her marriage to Henry had ended.

Eleanor was born in 1122 to Duke William X of Aquitaine. The holdings of her father were equal to those of the French royalty, making him one of the most
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Queen Elizabeth changed the way we now look at woman leaders.

As a leader, Elizabeth had strengths in many different areas. Her good education and memory helped as she ruled her country. During her reign, the arts flourished. Even Shakespeares" plays were aimed at glorifying the marvoulous Queen. It showed what great strengths she had. It was a great honor, for Shakespeare was very talented in the arts. When she was little, she was taught to speak in different laungages. This helped her talk to Ambassadors and other important people. This strengh not only helped her talk to important people, but helped with trade issues. This was also the golden age of trade. Many merchant trips were made, bringing back wonderful things from all different places. Society as a whole became more stable as a result of Elizabeths wonderful skills.

Elizabeth I was very well educated in many areas including religion. When she was a little girl, she often studied the Bible. Therefore, she understood theological issues more thoroughly. During this time, because of conficts, it was urgent for religious questions to be answered. After Mary, the previous queen died, the question of allowing the Catholic religon to remain became a major issue. Many people thought that civil war would break out over this dispute. However, with Queen Elizabeth on the thone civil war was not likely, nor would any religion be dominant. Elizabeth solved this

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