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The Virgin Queen

I am amazed to read the funny things of history without knowing it. For instance, we know that in Roman history, Brutus, whom Caesar considered a son, was the one who contributed the most to the assassination of Julius Caesar in the Senate to protect the Republic. Interestingly, Brutus is also the person who contributed the most to the formation of the Roman Republic by ousting the last king of Rome, Tarquin the Proud, founded by Romulus and Remus about five hundred years before this event. Looking back at Greek history, around 500 BC, the Persian king Darius and his son Xerxes did not even want to occupy the city-states of Greece, but two hundred years later Alexander the Great, ruler of the Greek city-state of Macedonia, conquered the entire Persian Empire.

I look back at the history of Islam. Almost all the caliphs of the Umayyad caliphate had turned away from the religion, and they seldom adhered to the principles of Islam, except for one caliph. His name was Umar ibn Aziz, also known as Umar II. Was he the only devout and popular caliph of the Umayyad caliphate just to match the name of Kholafaye Rashedin's second caliph? We read in the Ramayana that during Rama's exile, Ravan kidnapped Sita from the island of Lanka. Rama then invaded the island of Lanka with the help of the gods and goddesses and Hanuman, later it was possible to defeat Ravana for terror and Lanka was reduced to rubble. And at the Battle of Troy, when the Paris Spartans take Queen Helen to Troy, Helen invades the island of Troy with the help of her husband Menelaus, her brother Agamemnon and many others, almost all the gods and goddesses are involved in the battle Becomes . Is there any discrepancy between the abduction of Sita and the voluntary departure of Helen?

Our India has been ruled by the British for almost two hundred years. When the British rule started in India, the British rule in America came to an end at about the same time. More interestingly, Lord Cornwallis lost the war to George Washington in America in 181, and the same man came to India in 18 as Governor-General. The history of the English royal family is also very interesting. King Henry VIII of England severed ties with the Church of Rome for polygamy and married six times, and his daughter Queen Elizabeth I became known in history as the Virgin Queen.


The contribution of Queen Elizabeth I to the history of England is immense. He is remembered for leading England to prosperity. During his time, The Invincible Armada of Spain was defeated by England, thus establishing England's superiority over Europe in military terms as well. While Queen Elizabeth I was unmarried, she is best known in the pages of history as the Virgin Queen. But why was he unmarried?

Ever since Elizabeth made her debut on January 15, 1559, at the age of 26, the biggest question has been - who will be the Queen's husband? Since he was the last heir of the Tudor dynasty, it was thought that one of the most important tasks in his early reign would be to marry him, especially to give birth to the next legitimate heir, so that civil war over the throne would not break out after his death.

Queen Elizabeth I was the most sought after bride in Europe at that time. Different royal families in Europe, different dignitaries in England wanted to marry the queen. Notable among them were King Philip of Spain (who was the husband of Queen Mary, Elizabeth's half-sister), Prince Eric of Sweden (who was soon to become King of Sweden), Archduke Charles (son of Ferdinand of the Roman Holy Empire). , and so on. Elizabeth directly said no to King Philip of Spain. The courtiers of the queen used to discuss the advantages of marrying someone and the disadvantages of marrying someone. The only thing that could be understood was that the whole of Europe was interested in the Queen's marriage, but there was not a single person in such a hurry, and that was Queen Elizabeth I herself.

In fact, it will never be known whether the queen had any intention of marrying herself. In front of some of his courtiers, he sometimes publicly stated that he would not marry. Again, it would be wrong to think that he did not really intend to get married. Because, the marriage of the queen sitting on the throne is a very complicated matter and due to marrying someone wrong, her condition was quite likely to be like that of her honest sister Queen Mary. Elizabeth could not choose a husband who had no popularity among the Queen's subjects (who made the mistake of marrying Queen Mary, King Philip of Spain), nor could she accept anyone who could interfere in the affairs of her kingdom (resulting in courtiers). May be adverse).

Considering all this, it would be fair to say that Elizabeth would be married to someone who would not be a powerful king in Europe, but would have a very good position and would only remain as the Queen’s Consort. As the powerful kings of Europe were overthrown, the queen's ministers initially considered Prince Eric of Sweden to be the queen's husband. Because, Eric was very popular among the people of England and like Elizabeth he was also a follower of Protestant religion. But the marriage did not take place because the Swedish royal family did not have much property and could not benefit financially.

Meanwhile, the queen herself further complicated her marriage by falling in love with her childhood friend Lord Robert Dudley. Robert Dudley was married at the time. There were also rumors that Dudley would divorce his wife to marry the queen. But Doodle's father, the Duke of Northumberland, was not popular among the subjects as he died during the reign of Queen Mary for treason. On top of that, Dudley's wife mysteriously fell down the stairs and died at that time, refraining from marrying Elizabeth Dudley, so that no one would think that Elizabeth had anything to do with this mysterious death.

The best potter after Robert Dudley was the Duke of Alencon, Francis. He was the brother of the King of France. Despite being young and a Catholic, Francis was considered important because of the deteriorating relations between England and Spain. As a result, England became interested in establishing friendly relations with France and this marriage was proposed. Moreover, although France was Catholic, it was not as fiercely anti-Protestant as Spain. Francis himself was sympathetic to the Protestants in his country. But the sudden onset of the Bartholomew Massacre (the massacre of 6,000 French Protestants, including women and children) in France caused some problems. Even after Francis came to England, Queen Elizabeth liked him (although Francis had a lot of spring scars on her cheeks, and her appearance was not very pretty), announced her marriage in front of the courtiers, kissed her publicly and put a ring on her finger. But again, religion and politics stand in the way. Those who were early Protestants in England began to oppose this marriage. His cabinet was also divided and dissatisfaction started among the people. As a result, she did not get married to Francis.

Thus Elizabeth became over forty years of age. The woman who has been the most desired bride in all of Europe for the last twenty years is no longer old enough to have children. In the midst of politics and religion, the greatest queen of medieval England had to remain unmarried for life.

The queen, who said at the beginning of her reign, would be very happy if her grave had "A queen having lived and reigned such and such a time, lived and died a virgin", and finally her wish came true and she became known in history as The Virgin. As Queen.

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