The Reign of Queen Elizabeth II Term Paper by elbeasel

The Reign of Queen Elizabeth II
A discussion of the life, reign and challenges faced by Queen Elizabeth II.
# 144899 | 2,546 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Oct 15, 2010 in History (British) , Women Studies (Historical Figures) , European Studies (General)

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This paper examines the life, reign and scandals faced by Queen Elizabeth II of England. The paper describes the Queen as a fascinating historical figure from even before she took the throne at the age of twenty-five. It further examines her reign as being marked by controversy within her family, especially with regard to the lives and marriages of her children. She continues to stand as a symbol of Britain, ruling as Queen, and volunteering to support the war effort, showing her passion, and commitment to her country. Despite the scandals surrounding the marriages of people near her, this paper describes Queen Elizabeth's life and accomplishments in a positive and respectful tone.

Geographic Origins
Religious and Cultural Significance
Queen Elizabeth II and Bad Publicity

From the Paper:

"Queen Elizabeth was not the original successor to the throne. The Queen's Uncle, King Edward VIII, who was king at the time of her birth, brought scandal to the Royal family when he began to spend time with a so-called commoner, American divorcee Wallis Simpson. (Green, Robert. Queen Elizabeth II. Franklin Watts, 1997.) . The Church of England, bowing to the prevailing social views of the time, did not view King Edward's actions as acceptable behavior, particularly due to his royal position. (Green, Robert . Queen Elizabeth II. Franklin Watts, 1997.) In the wake of the scandal, Queen Elizabeth's father Prince Albert became king when his brother abdicated the throne to marry Simpson. This made the way for the young Princess to inherit the title."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Seward, Ingrid . The Queen and Di. New York City: Harper Collins , 2000.
  • Green, Robert . Queen Elizabeth II. Franklin Watts, 1997.
  • Morton , Andrew. Diana . New York City : Michael O'Mara , 1992, 1997 .
  • Hingman, Charles , and Roy Moseley. Elizabeth and Phillip. New York City: Doubleday, 1991.

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