Talk:Elizabeth I of England

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May not have been told[edit]

We are told that "Mary may not have been told of every plot". If the article is going to include everything Mary might and might not have known or been told, it will get very long.

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so in sypnosis September 7, 1533: Anne Boleyn is having a child. King Henry VIII is awaiting the news about his son and heir to the throne. Then, Elizabeth I is born that day, and she is female! King Henry VIII was furious. Why hadn’t he had a male child?!? Why? Why? Why? Little did the outraged king know that this woman would become Queen Elizabeth I, the greatest queen ever, Good Queen Bess, and most famous The Virgin Queen. However, like most great rulers in any history, Queen Elizabeth I had her fair share of struggles, but she also had the privilege of being queen of England during its glory days, destroying the Spanish armada, and starting expeditions to the new world. Queen Elizabeth I (September 7,1533- March 24, 1603) was not actually King Henry VIII’s first child to be born. Mary was the oldest and second in line to the throne, and Edward VI the third child was first in line to be the ruler of England. Anne Boleyn was King Henry VIII’s second out of his six wives. Because some officials in the church said it was adultery, King Henry VIII had Anne Boleyn executed on charges of treason when Elizabeth was just a three year-old girl. Even after going through this, and basically being neglected as a child, she became the greatest queen England had or will ever see. After the death of King Edward VI, Queen Mary took his place. Little did England know that this queen would not be a good queen at all. Queen Elizabeth was an English Reformist and a stubborn strong- willed person who always held steadfast to her beliefs and ideas. When Queen Mary took the throne she tried to make all of England Catholic. Accused of treason for being rebellious to Queen Mary and the Catholic religion, Queen Elizabeth was placed in the tower of London. Two months later they were unable to prove that Queen Elizabeth I was not Catholic, therefore they put her in the woodstock for a year. After the death of Queen Mary on November 17, 1558, Queen Elizabeth I became the Queen of England. A man wept in the crowd for the new queen, for he knew Queen Elizabeth I would bring England back to the Protestant Reformation. Men fell for Queen Elizabeth I left and right. Queen Elizabeth I was very self-conscious about her look; she was always seen wearing beautiful gowns, dresses, and jewelry. Queen Elizabeth I also had a good brain and could speak Latin, Greek, French, and Italian fluently. Man after man tried to persuade her to marry him, but Queen Elizabeth I disliked the idea of being married and never married in her seventy-nine long years. Queen Elizabeth I had a man that she had a crush on named Robert Dudley. After Robert Dudley’s wife mysteriously died from a fall, it was clear to everyone that Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley were a perfect match for each other. Queen Elizabeth I , however, refused to marry Robert Dudley, and in October 1562 Queen Elizabeth I nearly died of smallpox ending the relationship between Robert Dudley and Queen Elizabeth I. After all Queen Elizabeth I did said, “I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.”(Katie) Queen Elizabeth I also said, “I do not want a husband who honours me as a queen, if he does not love me as a women.”(Katie) Elizabeth I, the queen, was the leading role in turning England back to the Protestant Reformation. This came with many a struggle and much danger. When Pope Gregory XIII said that he would rid the whole entire Earth of the sin that is the Protestant Reformation, Queen Elizabeth I started to fear the threat of assassination. This threat was tripled when William of Orange the other main leader of the Protestant Reformation revision was assassinated.The Privy Counsel made a sort of an English secret service were they would kill anyone who made an attempt on Queen Elizabeth I’s life and whomever sent the assassin. One day the Babington Plot, another attempt plan on Queen Elizabeth I’s life, was discovered. The person behind it was Mary- Queen of Scots. Mary was found and executed for high treason against the crown. This wasn’t the only war Queen Elizabeth I fought. During the July of 1588 the Spanish Armada reached the English Channel, planned to go to Netherland, go amass forces, and finally then attack England. Queen Elizabeth I scraped together some money and built a fleet to take on the invincible Spanish Armada. When the Spanish Armada reached the English channel, England attacked with full force. There were cannonballs flying left and right. Ships being boarded, the clank of metal from clashing of swords, the sounds of guns firing, and ships sinking and exploding as far as the eye can see. There were screams of men wounded from battle, blood splattering the decks where men had been killed, and dead corpses floating in water.There were flanks and ambushes,and men were puking from the rocking of the waves mixed with the smell of blood, rotting corpses, the sight blood, and the feeling you get when you kill someone or see a comrade die. This fight lasted to nearly the end of the English Channel. England had won! The retreating Spanish Armada was sunk on the way home by huge waves, high wind, and lightning destroying the mast and setting the ship on fire. When England was not at war, Queen Elizabeth I was probably at a feast or party. Of course she wore a very beautiful dress there or wherever she went. During Queen Elizabeth I’s reign of 45 years(1558-1603) she gave England and even the world many contributions during this time.Queen Elizabeth I made laws allowed poor people to get a job by lawing it that a laborer had to hire a needy person and pay them fair wage. Queen Elizabeth I also made a law that required a physician or doctor to have an actual education in medicine and health.She also succeeded in bringing England back to the Protestant Reformation. Queen Elizabeth I was an amazing woman as well as queen. Between being born in Greenwich, England, on September 7, 1533, and sadly dying in Richmond, England, on March 24,1603, she did amazing things and had a grand adventure while doing it .Being third in line for the crown and gaining it at age 24 years old and ruling for 45 years. She survived the tyranny of her Catholic zealot sister Queen Mary. Queen Elizabeth I being a strong-willed person kept her faith and begot the fruits of her labor. Sir Francis Drake,the infamous Sea Dog, defeated the invincible Spanish Armada in a horrendous in the English Channel under command of Queen Elizabeth I. She defeated Mary- Queen of Scots during Mary’s many attempts to assassinate her. Queen Elizabeth I also ridded England of Catholics and brought back the Protestant Reformation to England. Queen Elizabeth I, England’s greatest queen, good queen bess, and finally the Virgin Queen became one of, if not the most notable, rulers of England. From her grand rule to her beauty and virginity, This was Queen Elizabeth I. Maddox carr (talk) 19:13, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Not an improvement on the current synopsis. DrKay (talk) 19:30, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Elizabeth I' secretary Davidson should be Davison, William Davison[edit]

There is a spelling error in the name of Elisabeth's secretary. It should be Davison and not Davidson: After Mary's execution, Elizabeth claimed not to have ordered it and indeed most accounts have her telling Secretary Davidson, who brought her the warrant to sign, not to dispatch the warrant even though she had signed it. The sincerity of Elizabeth's remorse and her motives for telling Davidson not to execute the warrant have been called into question both by her contemporaries and later historians. A link with the Wilipedia article William Davison can be made: William Davison (c. 1541 – 21 December 1608) was secretary to Queen Elizabeth I. He played a key and diplomatic role in the 1587 execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, and was made the scapegoat for this event in British history. As a Secretary of some influence, he was active in forging alliances with England's Protestant friends in Holland and Scotland to prevent war with France. Nicolaj2 (talk) 13:21, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

Davison instead of Davidson[edit]

After Mary's execution, Elizabeth claimed not to have ordered it and indeed most accounts have her telling Secretary Davidson, who brought her the warrant to sign, not to dispatch the warrant even though she had signed it. The sincerity of Elizabeth's remorse and her motives for telling Davidson not to execute the warrant have been called into question both by her contemporaries and later historians.

should be changed to: After Mary's execution, Elizabeth claimed not to have ordered it and indeed most accounts have her telling Secretary Davison, who brought her the warrant to sign, not to dispatch the warrant even though she had signed it. The sincerity of Elizabeth's remorse and her motives for telling Davison not to execute the warrant have been called into question both by her contemporaries and later historians. Nicolaj2 (talk) 13:25, 9 March 2017 (UTC)