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Queen Elizabeth

  1. 1. QUEEN ELIZABETH I Background and Speech Discussion
  2. 2. THE REFORMATION  Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII  Henry changed the religion in England from Catholicism to Anglicanism (Protestantism) so he could have a divorce  He called it The Church of England and put himself in charge
  3. 3. RELIGIOUS CONFLICT  After Henry dies, political conflict emerges and a power struggle happens between his son and “Bloody Mary”, who incites violent uprisings  England is in constant conflict between Catholic and Protestant forces  It gets really bloody until Queen Elizabeth takes the throne
  4. 4. THE VIRGIN QUEEN
  5. 5. DURING HER RULE…  Shakespeare was writing  Culture flourished  Early Modern English evolved  She sponsored pirates (against her enemies)
  6. 6. THE SPANISH ARMADA  Spain is angry that a Protestant (woman) is in charge in England  Spain is a Catholic nation with a huge navy (The Armada)  They invade England and try to start a Catholic revolution  England wins with smaller, quicker ships and help from Mother Nature
  7. 7. THE ARMADA
  8. 8. THE ARMADA
  9. 9. THE SPEECH  Elizabeth comes to Tilbury, a shore where the Armada is invading  She delivers the speech to her troops to inspire them
  10. 10. TILBURY
  11. 11. TILBURY
  12. 12. TILBURY

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