Queen Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth I - Queen Elizabeth I - Queen Elizabeth I...

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Unformatted text preview: Queen Elizabeth I - Queen Elizabeth I acceded to the throne of England in 1558, upon the death of her sister, Queen Mary I. She never married, and ruled for 45 years as the Virgin Queen, securing Anglicanism as the official state religion while fending off competing empires, establishing England as a colonial power in the Americas and elsewhere. Ralph Waldo Emerson - Ralph Waldo Emerson was a New England transcendentalist who came out of the Unitarian religious tradition and went on to establish his own doctrines of divinity and spirituality in works such as Nature and The Conduct of Life /. Benjamin Franklin - Benjamin Franklin was an author, inventor and scientist, in addition to being one of the foremost statesmen of his day. His Autobiography remains a renowned work of American letters. He spent his later years as a diplomat in England renowned work of American letters....
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