The Life of Elizabeth I - Chapters 22 and 23 Eliza Triumphant and Great England's Glory Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 22 and 23 Eliza Triumphant and Great England's Glory Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 22, Essex, Leicester's hotheaded stepson, rose in the Queen's favor and became of Master of Horse. Raleigh was bitter about Essex's rise, and the two were rivals. On July 19th 1588, the Spanish were seen in English territory sailing to the Netherlands. The English navy pursued them and sent burning ships into the Spanish fleet to destroy the galleons.The wind changed, forcing the fleet north, and the people took it as a sign from God, calling it a "Protestant" wind. Elizabeth rode to Tilbury to address her troops, where she delivered one of the most famous speeches of her reign to rally her army, riding for three days into potentially dangerous territory to declare that she may be "a weak and feeble woman, but I have...

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