Elizabeth I - Chapter 10, pgs. 422-488 Summary & Analysis

Anne Somerset
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Elizabeth is adored by her Court and they find it difficult to be away from her for any amount of time. She sparingly hands out peerages in order to maintain the prestige attached to them. She could also give annuities and individual monopolies as well as extends loans.

Walter Ralegh comes to Court in 1581 when he is in his late twenties and becomes a favorite of Elizabeth. In April 1585, he receives favors and a title from Elizabeth and becomes wealthy because of the favors he receives. Some members of the Court become wealthy due to the favors Elizabeth bestows on them; others have to sell assets to survive. The Queen controls approximately twelve hundred positions. Her ladies in service can to marry without her consent and she punishes promiscuity.

Elizabeth's clothing is made in pieces which are fastened together when she...

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