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Queen Elizabeth 1 How politically aware and skilful is Queen Elizabeth List any actions she takes to try and safeguard herself and her family Next to this list things Richard does to undermine her Why is she finally no match for him Elizabeth wife of King Edward IV is Queen while he is alive but after his death she is at Richards mercy Richard rightly views her as an enemy since she opposes his rise to power Intelligent and fairly strong-willed Elizabeth is part of the Woodeville family her kinsmenDorset Rivers and Grayare her allies in the court She is the mother of the two young princes the heirs to the throne as well as their older sister young Elizabeth Elizabeth is now frightened for her own safety as well as for that of her two young sons The heir to the throne is in a particularly precarious position since Richard has good reason to want him dead Elizabeth safeguards herself by taking her youngest child and heading for sanctuary this is the only rational response one could expect from a sensible and politically aware character Elizabeths response to the news of her kinsmens imprisonment is perfectly justified her cry of fear Ay me I see the ruin of my house Act II scene iv line 48 She demonstrates her political awareness by suggesting that she knows that an imprisonment engineered by Richard is likely to lead to death as it has already done for Clarence But beyond her fear for Rivers Gray and Vaughan Richard undermines Elizabeth by murdering her brother Earl Rivers and her two young sons who were heirs to the throne Once King Edward IV dies Prince Edward being heir t the throne is to be become king of England However Richard manages to manoeuvre events and arranges the deaths of the two young princes so that he would be net in line to be crowned
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