Elizabeth the Great - Study Guide Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14 Summary

Elizabeth is thirty-seven, twelve years into her reign as Queen of England. She uses cosmetics to maintain her pale complexion. During these times, hair is washed with lye. Teeth are cleaned by rubbing them with a special cloth and using toothpicks. Mouthwashes exist. Elizabeth is now dressing with splendor in clothing of black, violet, crimson or white. These colors show off her paleness and red hair. She loves silk knitted stockings, flowers and jewels.

Peacetime energy creates demands for glass, which is used everywhere - in bathing pools, houses and walkways. It gives a sense of magical luxury and riches. Queen Elizabeth now has many suitors, and she enjoys the flirtations immensely. England manufactures gunpowder to be sold abroad.

Chapter 14 Analysis

The author provides a glimpse into Queen Elizabeth's private life and the lives of others in this time period. Personal hygiene is different, based on what...

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