Queen Elizabeth I was a more moderate politician than her father and half-siblings had been in politics before her. As one of her mottos, “video et taceo” (video and silence) (“I see and keep silent”).
She was religiously tolerant and avoided being persecuted on a regular basis It was after the pope’s declaration in 1570 that her subjects were no longer bound by her authority and many plots against her life were foiled by Francis Walsingham, head of her ministers’ private security agency.
When it came to international affairs, Elizabeth was circumspect, balancing her allegiances between France and Spain.
There were several unsuccessful and underfunded military campaigns in the Netherlands, France, and Ireland for which she gave lip service but did not fully commit her resources to their success.
By the middle of the 1580s, England had no choice but to declare war against the Spanish Empire. Elizabeth became famous for her virginity as she grew older. Portraits, pageants, and literary works of the time all praised her for the cult of personality that had developed around her.
The reign of Elizabeth I is referred to as the Elizabethan age. During this historical period, English drama flourished under the leadership of playwrights like William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe, and English seafarers like Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh demonstrated their nautical prowess.
Did Queen Elizabeth 1 Have a Lover?
Questions concerning the victor’s identity Soon after her coronation, Queen Elizabeth I was petitioned by Parliament to marry and bear an heir.
Queen Elizabeth I declared early on in her reign that she would not marry since she was “already bound unto a husband which is the Kingdom of England.”.