By Arthur F. Kinney
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Refusing to eat or sleep or even take to her bed, she sank into a deep depression. On March 23 she lost her voice, and early on the morning of March 24 she died. James VI of Scotland was proclaimed as James I of England that same morning. Four issues dominated the politics of James’ reign. First, religious and ideological disagreement threatened the peace and forced the king to seek new ways of resolving the tensions. Second, there was never enough money in the treasury to support a king who spent as if it was bottomless.
The political classes, faced with this certainty, began a new political dance around their newly designated Virgin Queen, playing the charade of eternal desirability in the face of advancing age. The queen was presiding over a court that was increasingly filled with a younger generation whose understanding of politics, and relation to the queen, differed from their parents’. Many of the leading political figures of Elizabeth’s early reign died in the 1580s. Most importantly, Robert Dudley, the earl of Leicester and perhaps the one love of Elizabeth’s life, died in 1588.
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