Succession Of The Throne Essay
Despite the fact that Anne, Elizabeth’s mother, was executed within two years of her birth by the orders of her father, Elizabeth I was still raised like a normal noble, educated and tutored by the finest. Her father constantly remarried in an attempt to produce a male heir, which he did with his third wife, Jane Seymour. Edward VI, her half-brother became the heir and succeeded the throne after Henry VIII. His rule was short lived for he died at the young age of fifteen due to a terminal condition. Edward VI wrote in his will that the throne be passed on to Lady Jane Grey, his once removed cousin, however after later scrutiny the throne was passed to Mary I. Lady Jane Grey was deposed by Mary I within thirteen days …show more content…
This war cost the royals greatly. On top of the war with France, Elizabeth I also had to deal with the tension that Mary had caused between different religious factions. Although it was a lot to handle, Elizabeth I managed to end the tension between religious factions by calling for the passage of the Act of Supremacy during her first session of Parliament in 1559, this act reestablished the Church of England. She also assisted in establishing a common prayer book. She managed to not only end the war with France, but also to stay away from the two other superpowers: France and Spain. That was until 1558, when she supported the Protestant rebellion against Spain, which caused Spain to set its sights on England. Luckily, the English navy was able to defeat the Spanish Armada in 1588, therefore ending the turmoil and securing safety at long …show more content…
Queen Elizabeth 's Passion For Art:
Queen Elizabeth I had a great passion for the arts, she loved music, dancing, and watching plays. The arts flourished during her reign and that time was often referred to as the Golden Age as amazing artists such as William Shakespeare were discovered. Many artists honoured her by either basing their characters in their plays off of her, or painting her portrait.
The Ending of Her Reign, and Her Death:
Although Queen Elizabeth I was an incredible leader, the final years of her reign were quite troubled times. There was not only a bad economy due to failed crops, unemployment and inflation, but there was also trouble among the people. There were riots and rebellions, one of which was quite unexpected. Robert Devereaux, the Earl of Essex was sent to Ireland to quell the rebellion, but instead, he returned to England and started his own rebellion which resulted in his execution in