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  • Wyatt's Rebellion: A Threat To Tudor Governance

    posed a threat to Tudor governance but it was not aimed at deposing Mary and thus posed Mary’s hold on the throne less of a threat. Richards suggests that Wyatt 's rebellion posed a serious threat to Mary. She argues that by virtue of the numbers involved, Wyatt was set to march on and challenge London, the hub of Tudor power. However, Guy has a different view. He points out that Wyatt was isolated with the other uprisings failing to materialise and also was stopped by the Londoners. Fletcher and MacCulloch put forward the view that by virtue of its location and proximity to London, it was a serious threat. The rebellion got all the way to the gates of London and this shows how much of a threat it was. Fletcher’s primary assertion is that the rebellion was dangerous due to it having started in Kent. Kent was a vital county. The vast majority of trade and other imports came through Kent from the continent. This made Kent a vital link with the continent. This importance was recognised by the Tudors and Kentish lands had traditionally been given to loyal crown servants. However, these close ties with Europe meant that Kent was a fairly progressive country in terms of religion. It was…

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  • Life And Issues Reflected In Queen Elizabeth's Poetry

    poems and other compositions. Many of her skills were developed as a young girl while she was educated in an extensive amount of subjects, including multiple languages and rhetoric. As a woman, she composed memorable sonnets, poems, letters, and speeches. Specifically, Elizabeth’s poems reflect her own life and issues that occurred before and during her reign. While reading her literature, we comprehend a great deal about Elizabeth’s character, personality, and even her inner feelings through…

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  • Love And Desire In Sir Thomas Wyatt's Whoso List To Hunt

    A combination of Petrarch and English sonnet conventions construct love and desire in Sir Thomas Wyatt 's “Whoso List to Hunt”. However, from Petrarch 's perspective, love is transcendent and idealizes the beloved. The poet places his love on a pedestal. Desire, on the other hand, focuses on longing and frustration. The poet 's love is unwanted and injustice (Riddell). In this essay I will examine Petrarchan conventions such as the conceit, as well as illicit, thwarted, and unrequited love, and…

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  • John Donne And Shakespeare Research Paper

    A sonnet is a poem usually consisting of fourteen lines linked by a regular rhythm and one of two mayor rhyme schemes - that of either an Italian or Shakespearean sonnet (Prescott, 2010). Such forms will be analyzed in the works of two of the greatest poets of all time – John Donne and William Shakespeare. They are worthy canonical figures that are still acknowledged and studied today, were influenced by cultural and historical features of the era in which they wrote and included aesthetics…

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  • Elizabeth Golden Age

    Under her rule, the English Navy defeated the Spanish Armada in an attack by Phillip II. She governed in the same strict manner as her father, and proved a woman could do what was considered a man’s job just as well. As a result, women found a voice in literature. Her deep devotion to her country brought about a peaceful and popular rule. Works Cited Thomas, Heather. "QUEEN ELIZABETH I BIOGRAPHY." Elizabeth I : Biography. Web. 16 Feb. 2016. . Crane, Mary Thomas. "Queen Elizabeth I."…

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  • Mary Tudor Compromise

    had arranged for Lady Jane Grey, the granddaughter of Henry VIII's younger sister, to be the next Queen of England. Lady Jane Grey is known as the because she ruled for nine days before losing her rule to Mary. Mary was 37 by the time she took the throne, and she was determined to revert England back to Catholicism. She sought for a Catholic heir to make sure her plans were fulfilled, and made arrangements to be married to King Philip of Spain. When Henry first established…

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  • Emily Grierson's Death Analysis

    everything was good for Emily. However, when she went to the druggist to purchase arsenic a poison, she was required by law to state what it was for. When asked Emily just started at the man not giving an answer. What would a woman like Emily be doing with such a strong poison? Faulkner never reveals the true cause of death by Homer or who did it. It is more of a speculation that Emily killed Homer. According to Thomas Robert Argiro, “The received explanation for this mess is that Emily buys…

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  • What Are The Similarities Between King Henry VII And Anne Boleyn

    nothing,” so queen she became (Tudor History). Anne Boleyn came from a rather wealthy, known family. Her father, Sir Thomas Boleyn, was a London merchant stock who was talented in foreign languages. Sir Thomas did well in choosing his bride, Elizabeth Howard, the sister to the third duke of Norfolk. Together, Sir Thomas and Elizabeth Boleyn had three surviving…

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  • Bloody Mary Research Paper

    was well known as "Bloody Mary" for her persecution of the Protestants in an attempt to restore Catholicism in England. Mary was born on February 18 1516 and was the only surviving child of King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. Her father divorced her mother to marry her step-mother Anne Boleyn who later gave birth to her half sister Elizabeth, Mary never saw her mother again. She was named heir to the throne after her younger brother Edward who was born in 1537. Edward VI succeeded his…

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