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Elizabeth Paper 1 1.) Interpretation A is somewhat unconvincing of Sir Walter Raleigh's career, as the source depicts him in a negative light. The source shows Raleigh being dismissed from Elizabeth's court with members of the court staring at him in distaste, showing their lack of respect towards him. In doing this the source depicts Raleigh as someone who should be looked down upon when, in reality, Raleigh was one of the most prominent explorers of the Elizabethan Era. Sir Walter Raleigh had fought for Elizabeth in Ireland and stood out amongst the army. This had allowed for Raleigh to rise through the court into a position of respect and quickly became a favourite of the Queen by rewarding him with a large estate, a knighthood, monopolies and the right to colonize North America. None of these achievements are shown in the interpretation, which would change the viewpoint of the source, depicting Raliegh as an decorated soldier rather than someone who was banished from Elizabeth's court. However, the source could be seen as convincing as ,from my own knowledge, I know that Raleigh had married Bessy Throckmorton, one of the Queen's maids of honour. This had made the Queen extremely jealous and resulted in the pairs imprisonment in the Tower of London. This showed the short tempered personality that the Queen possessed which could show that the Queen may be quick to expel people from her court, showing why Raliegh was expelled from court. Overall, I feel as the source isn't very convincing as it displays Raleigh as someone who was only expelled from court when Raleigh was actually a decorated adventurer who was responsible for the introduction of tobacco and tobacco to Europe as well as showing courage in battle in Ireland. 2.) Poverty was extremely important in Elizabethan England as the divide between the rich and poor at the time was drastic. At the time, there was no welfare state to financially help those, often resulting in those who
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couldnt afford to feed their family starving to death.
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  • Spring '18
  • jane smill
  • Sir Walter Raleigh, Elizabeth, Elizabeth I of England, Queen Elizabeth, speke hall

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