Essay about Elizabeth I 's The Golden Age

1734 Words Sep 21st, 2015 7 Pages
“And therefore I am come amongst you at this time, not as for my recreation or sport, but being resolved, in the midst and heat of the battle, to live or die amongst you all; to lay down, for my God, and for my kingdom, and for my people, my honor and my blood, even the dust. I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart of a king, and of a king of England, too” (Queen Elizabeth I). Elizabeth is known for handling and strategizing political affairs, especially international ones such as the Invasion of the Spanish Armada which occurred in 1558. Not only politically did she Queen obtain tremendous power, but by religiously, by restoring England to a uniform, Protestant region, the Queen gained control as the supreme governor of the church. “The Golden Age” which refers to Elizabeth’s reign was at a point in history where the feudal system had declined drastically; this encouraged the bourgeoisie to expand their political horizons. As the Golden Age of theatre emerged, the Golden Age of literature followed alongside it and the term “Elizabethan Era” arose referring to the national pride that poets and writers described in their intellectual pieces. Elizabethan England grew fond of theatre and playwriting just as Italy had grown accustomed to painting and sculptures. Not only is she to be considered an effective ruler, but Elizabeth the first and her Golden Age brought to England political stability, economic growth, and religious peace along with…

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