It was not, however, until she married Lord Darnley in July that things took a turn for the worse. Three documents to the same end of and were composed by Elizabeth and one is addressed to her Blair wanted to provide the most radical modernization of the Constitution in over three hundred years: he wanted to breathe new life into the old institutions.
She is also described in the liturgy as "the beautiful chamber from which the worthy spouse comes forth, the light of the gentilesthe hope of the faithfulthe spoiler of the demonsthe confusion of the Jewsthe vessel of life, the tabernacle of glory, the heavenly temple, whose merits, tender maiden as she was, are the more clearly displayed when they are set in contrast with the example of ancient Eve" ib.
In the Protestant preacher John Knox wrote, 'It is more than a monster in nature that a woman should reign and bear empire over man. Elizabeth could be as ruthless and calculating as any king before her but at the same time she was vain, sentimental and easily swayed by flattery.
Although she had, at times, a horrible temper and a disagreeable personality, and suffered through many physical and psychological problems as an adult, Elizabeth proved to be one of the most remarkable monarchs in English history. There were four men that she could have married but said no to.
Trophimus at Arles dedicated a chapel to the Blessed Virgin while she was still living, but there is conclusive evidence that some of these places of pilgrimage were venerated at a very early date. Hence, it is not impossible that the practice of invoking the aid of the Mother of Christ had become more familiar to the more simple faithful some time before we discover any plain expression of it in the writings of the Fathers.