By Abigail Archer
Inheriting a bankrupt, famished, and powerless nation, she healed its spiritual rifts, replenished its treasury, redefined diplomatic guile, defeated the Spanish Armada, and encouraged a brand new flowering of English culture.
Her father, Henry VIII, beheaded her mom, Anne Boleyn, and Elizabeth was once declared a bastard. As Henry saved marrying and discarding other halves, she needed to be adroit and canny to prevent being snared within the schemes of courtiers plotting to win the crown. And while ultimately she ascended the throne, her councilors informed her she may continue to exist basically via marrying.
But she reigned for forty-four years as Glorianna, the "Virgin Queen," whose wit, evasions, and towering mind pissed off enemies either inside and outdoors her island country. The extra we all know approximately Elizabeth's unending complexity, the extra is still realized. here is a beginning.
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Elizabeth I by Abigail Archer