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Elizabeth, known also as the Virgin Queen, was queen regent of England and Ireland from 1558 until her death. She was the only child of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. One of Elizabeth’s first moves as queen was the establishment of an English Protestant church, of which she became the Supreme Governor.  It was expected that Elizabeth would marry and produce an heir so as to continue the Tudor line. She never did, however, despite numerous courtships. As she grew older, Elizabeth became famous for her virginity, and a cult grew up around her which was celebrated in the portraits, pageants, and literature of the day. Elizabeth’s reign is known as the Elizabethan era, famous above all for the flourishing of English drama, led by playwrights such as William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe, and for the seafaring prowess of English adventurers such as Sir Francis Drake. 

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hemingerald:

“They were careless people - they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”

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nikkothenerd:

the other day, I saw this video about how this collapse of the bridge was physically possible and it fascinated me so much, especially how the asphalt doesn’t even crack and crumble even though it is stretched and twisted like some gum. quite impressive, as I believe.

nikkothenerd:

the other day, I saw this video about how this collapse of the bridge was physically possible and it fascinated me so much, especially how the asphalt doesn’t even crack and crumble even though it is stretched and twisted like some gum. quite impressive, as I believe.

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