The Life of Queen Elizabeth I Essay

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Elizabeth the first, born on September 7, 1533, is the most different and intriguing monarch in the English history (Dunn). Elizabeth is known as the Virgin Queen all of her reign. She used that image to keep out of marriage, prevent war and become one of the most beloved monarchs of the people. This image helped her also fend off Mary Queen of Scots claim to the throne. Between her vivacious and often volatile personality she led her kingdom well up until the day she died on March 24, 1603 (Alchin). The kingdom went into genuine morning for their queen of The People who had made herself loved by all of her subjects. Elizabeth is the daughter of Anne Boleyn and King Henry the 8th. She was declared a bastard in 1537 when her father …show more content…
It was quite an unexpected out come. She even praises god for “Pulling me from the prison to the palace” (Weir Pg. 17). Before Elizabeth became queen of England she dressed very somberly and like the conservative religious reformers that her brother was a part of. Her very pious attitude and somber dress was the only thing that saved her reputation from the callous people who tried to disparage her, and make her unfit for anything except a house of ill repute; but that all changed when she became queen. The last time she wore such clothes was the day they came and told her that her sister, Queen Mary, was dead and she was now ruler of England. Elizabeth was definitely a trend setter of the day. She made the ornate and very extravagant clothes she wore the style. The women copied her when they could afford to, and the men did everything to draw attention to themselves. It was said that Queen Elizabeth owned over 3,000 dresses and never wore the same one twice. To Elizabeth the clothes she wore was a great way to project the image of prosperity and how healthy England’s economy was supposed to be. Queen Elizabeth was dressed in gold and silver on her coronation day. At her coronation she accepted the crowning like a man, but she dressed as a woman and had her hair down for the elaborate ceremony (Richards). This is also when she started to say that she was married to England and could

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