The Life of Elizabeth I - The Sun Setteth at Last Summary & Analysis

Alison Weir (historian)
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The Sun Setteth at Last Summary and Analysis

Elizabeth was showing signs of her age, and England was going through economic hardship. Beggars had become a problem, so Elizabeth passed the Poor Law Act, which put beggars in the care of their local parishes. Forty-five years of being Queen took its toll on Elizabeth. Toward the end of her reign she became forgetful and began to let her state duties slip. Her court was out of control, and she was could not get the power back; -all her old allies and friends were dead. She was very tired and certainly lonely without the people who had accompanied her for most of her reign, and Essex's death weighed heavily on her. She knew that her time was done and essentially lost the will to live. She had given so much to her...

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