Leadership Secrets of Elizabeth I

Leadership Secrets of Elizabeth I

Leadership Secrets of Elizabeth I

Leadership Secrets of Elizabeth I

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Gloriana: Elizabeth I was a Role Model for Twenty-First-Century Leaders

"So great a lady that there could be no hold taken of her."

SHORTLY AFTER 7 O' CLOCK on the cold, dreary morning of November 16, 1558, a lone horseman named Nicholas Throckmorton rode from Greenwich Castle in London to the nearby royal estate of Hatfield. Throckmorton had been dispatched from the deathbed of Queen Mary I with orders to carry an engagement ring taken from the dead queen's hand to Mary's chosen successor, Elizabeth Tudor. The courier found the new queen on Hatfield's grounds where, bundled against the severe weather, she sat beneath an oak tree reading a Greek version of the Bible. Throckmorton presented his new sovereign with the ring as . . .

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