Queen Elizabeth I Esssay

Essay by knightrider13High School, 12th gradeA, May 2005

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"I will be as good unto ye as ever a Queen unto her people. No will in me can lack, neither do I trust shall lack any power. And persuade yourselves that for the safety and quietness of you all I will not spare if need be to spend my blood".

The Elizabethan era was the bond between the Renaissance and the modern eras. It is not coincidental that when you compare these two eras on opposite ends of the time in which Queen Elizabeth ruled, there have been vast improvements. There are significant values that remained the same all throughout the past and modern Western societies throughout Queen Elizabeth's reign. Thus, her reign as Queen was a link between the past and future. This link signifies this in four major aspects. Two if them that share a close-knit relationship are: the loyalty a leader can receive from their citizens, and the devotion a leader has to their citizens.

Also, the above quote seems to have a subject of change (whichever way you want to interpret it) in it. Finally, the quote can have a connotation of a "higher calling", or when a person is destined to be a ruler.

This quote shoes just how strong the bond between a leader and his/her citizens can be. The first example of this is in the quote how Queen Elizabeth would risk physical harm to herself in order to protect her people. This is an example of a bond between the past and the future because before her time in the medieval era, there was an example of this in the six major cities during the late 15th and early 16th centuries, specifically in the example of Istanbul. When the Ottomans invaded Constantinople in 1453, they had the leadership of Sultan Mehmet...



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