Essays Tagged: "Queen Elizabeth"

Shakespeare - real or not?

f the world's most renowned writer. Cranks have proposed over fifty candidates for authorship, from Queen Elizabeth to the Jesiuts.Although many doubt that William Shakespeare ever wrote the works att ... e's birthday. He was attached to letters and the theater. He also had an intimate relationship with Queen Elizabeth. Edward de Vere studied law, knew the people of court, war, and Italy. He had approp ...

(9 pages) 154 0 3.9 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Bioghraphy of Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth was born in Greenwich Palace on September 7, 1533. She died on March 24, 1603, of na ... e. Mary, like Edward, died on November 17, 1558, after a short time on the throne. In October 1562, Queen Elizabeth almost died of small pox.In 1584, Europe's other major protestant leader, William of ... eet would proceed to invade and probably conquer the now protestant England.The always-conservative queen reluctantly had authorized sufficient funds to maintain a fleet of maneuverable, well-armed fi ...

(3 pages) 82 0 2.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Sea Dogs, puppets in a poitical war

Sea dogs of the 1500 and 1600's worked for queen Elizabeth, robbingand pillaging the Spaniards. Over this period of 200 years many shipments of ... t, most successful, and mosttrained group of naval operators in the world (Wood 170). Many times theQueen would consult with Drake, Raleigh, or Hawkins on matters of relationswith Spain. She would als ... ually aprivateer, and slave trader. Which means that he didn't steal for himself, butsolely for the queen; therefore, he received complete backing from the queenCochran 25)."In 1585 the inevitable war ...

(7 pages) 111 3 4.1 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Out of Empire: Edward Cough Whitlam

s Whitlam as PrimeMinister, something he could only do because he wassupposedly acting on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II. Thus, itis to be expected that out of all of Australia's leadingfigures, Whitlam ... f thinking after hisdismissal, when he and the nation saw for the first timejust how much power the Queen and her representatives reallyhad, despite their lack of control over day to day runningof the ...

(8 pages) 52 0 4.2 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Politicians

Explain the basis of the Jacobite movement in Scotland

this, one must look at the roots and the basis of this movement.According to Bruce Lenman , "Mary (Queen of Scots) was the ancestress of all the Jacobite Pretenders." This one statement indicates how ... line goes. The rule of the Stuarts began with James VI of Scotland, James I of England who was Mary Queen of Scots son. Queen Elizabeth died in 1603, and James took over from her. James made many enem ...

(8 pages) 52 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Thomas Hobbes

is father, the vicar of the parish (so John Aubery tells us), "was one of the ignorant Sir Johns of Queen Elizabeth's time, could only read the prayers of the church and the homilies, and valued not l ...

(14 pages) 245 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

the cases of two English monarchs who broke with convention by selecting spouses for reasons of the heart, rather than political convenience.

e freedom of choice which their subjects enjoy.Since the Norman Conquest (setting aside the present Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles), the only two English or British monarchs to have personally cho ... was the only exception). In recent centuries some attention has been paid to individual preference. Queen Victoria was allowed the pretence that Albert had freely chosen her. Yet the underlying assump ...

(9 pages) 46 0 4.4 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Virgin Queen Elizabeth.

"The Virgin Queen"The Life and Times ofQueen ElizabethOn September 7, 1533, a child was born to Henry VIII, the ... lead to her execution and he would be free to marry again. "At that time, adultery committed by the Queen was considered treason because the future of the throne would be jeopardized." Many historians ... allowed Elizabeth to speak to foreign ambassadors without a translator, when she eventually became Queen.In 1547, King Henry died from complications from gout and other illnesses. There are some spec ...

(12 pages) 130 0 3.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History


Shakespeare was writing Hamlet in the last years of the ailing Queen Elizabeth's reign. With the recently past foreign wars and the impending complication of a mon ... ger to his life and adds to its power.There are many undertones throughout the play to the court of Queen Elizabeth and its lame-duck nature. The subtle references which he uses, are worded in such a ... lowed Shakespeare to express his opinions without being arrested. There are no direct references to Queen Elizabeth's court, only ambiguous analogies which he hoped the audience would pick up on.He us ...

(6 pages) 32 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

Jamestown, Virginia.

n, on Roanoke Island that proved to be unsuccessful.On March 25, 1584, Walter Raleigh obtained from Queen Elizabeth a patent to "discover, search, find out, and view" any lands "not actually possessed ...

(6 pages) 203 3 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Willaim Shakespeare's life.

here were no theatres. Actors went from town to town and performed for several days in each one. As Queen Elizabeth enjoyed the theatre, she supported a group of actors called 'The Queen Players'. Wil ... n for 2 whole years. William wrote and sold several poems at this time. During the second year, the Queen hired Shakespeare at Christmastime and to perform a play he had written. The Queen was impress ...

(2 pages) 73 0 4.1 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Biographical account of the life and works of the 16th-century composer Thomas Campion.

g. There he composed and performed masques and other music for noble and royal audiences, including Queen Elizabeth.Campion's first publication was five sets of verses appearing anonymously in the pir ...

(2 pages) 37 1 4.2 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

"On Monsieur's Departure"

d use of strong themes and appropriate literary devices, expresses the inner turmoil of its author, Queen Elizabeth, to the reader.The basic concept of this 17th century poem is one of the divided pas ... mind, remained above her own personal longings - she never married and reigned as the proud Virgin Queen.The first stanza of "On Monsieur's Departure" contain uses of Petrarchan conceit, paradox, and ...

(5 pages) 58 1 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Romeo and Juliet Discuss to what extent act one scene five of William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, is crucial to the play.

Shakespeare was not the only writer to turn melancholy at this time as England was facing a crisis, Queen Elizabeth was growing old and the people were afraid as they were not sure who would succeed h ...

(7 pages) 64 1 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Option C: Describe and discuss the portrayal of any aspect of human nature Othello by William Shakespeare

ensions in England. According to Eldred Jones, in 1600 just three years before Othello was written, Queen Elizabeth proclaimed an Edict for the Transportation of all "negars and blackmoores" out of th ...

(6 pages) 62 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Shakespeares King Lear - Elizabethan Context

ment - King Lear - Year 12Elizabethan / Jacobean Audience Reception of King LearContext of Audience:Queen Elizabeth's reign from 1558 - 1603 witnessed the rise of England into a world power with inter ... imited to boys only. Elizabethans had a very strong sense of social order, they believed that their queen was God's representative on earth, and that God had created and blessed the ranks of society.W ...

(4 pages) 41 0 2.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Does Belief in God Make Sense In The Modern World?

forever. There were laws telling you what to believe. Jews and Protestants were burned alive during Queen Mary Is reign. Catholic priests were driven out of the country during Queen Elizabeth's reign. ...

(4 pages) 157 6 3.6 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Shakespeare's Historical Influences for Julius Caesar

tish had enjoyed years of prosperity artistically, politically, and economically under the reign of Queen Elizabeth. She was a strong, yet serene leader that kept Britain free of trouble. Prior to her ... l wars and conflicts such as the War of the Roses, a civil war between Lancaster and York. By 1599, Queen Elizabeth was 66 years old and heirless. She did not have any children or any other particular ...

(5 pages) 48 0 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Spenser and pastoral poetry

blication of the Shepheardes Calender Spenser's nation was under threat. The much loved and revered Queen Elizabeth was about to do the unthinkable and marry a French duke, Aleςon. Spenser's ve ... h should be faithful to "their owne country and natural speech" (6) and most importantly that their queen should marry an Englishman and not a foreign power. However Spenser is not to be seen as a ran ...

(7 pages) 25 0 4.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Racism in Othello by Shakespear

hello. He shared some of the deep fears of his contemporaries about black people. As early as 1596, Queen Elizabeth complained of the number of black people in England and racism in the 16th century d ...

(5 pages) 109 0 0.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers