Early English History – Dr. Reiter
Elizabeth1 in English history?
As a figure in English and international history, the iconic Elizabeth 1 was a skilled politician and a force to be reckoned with throughout her lifetime in English royal politics. When she ascended to the throne of the nation she oversaw the development of a second tier country into a first tier nation on the forefront of political and economic world geopolitics and economics. She restored a floundering sense of national pride to the people of England and employed such an effective communication style throughout her endeavors that her influence is still studied as a core of MBA curriculum in the universities of today. To properly respect
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After the death of her mother Anne, Elizabeth was declared illegitimate by King Henry. She faded into the backdrop of English politics for much of her young life, pursuing her education and maintaining a safe distance from the political endeavors of her father and the English court. Under the care of several noble houses in her childhood, Elizabeth dedicated much of her time to the pursuit of education. Under the direction of her tutor, William Grindal, Elizabeth became fluent in written and spoken English, Latin, and Italian; she was also knowledgeable in Greek and French. After the death of Grindal, and thus the end of her formal required education, Elizabeth elected to continue learning under Roger Ascham, her extensive knowledge base making her one of the most educated women of the time. Henry did not stop with his second wife, taking as his next bride Jane Seymour, with whom he finally gained a male heir, Edward. Edward was a sick child and needed many protections. Although there is evidence of kindness and friendship between the three siblings, their interactions were limited in Edward’s lifetime. When Henry died in 1553 Edward assumed the throne for a short while. Still a boy, with a weak constitution, his reign was short lived and upon his death in 1553 there was a short contestation to the legitimacy of the claims to the throne by