Letter 30, XXX

The 30th letter, XXX, was a letter written by the queen to the king. She starts off by telling him that she has received his letter and now she is basically telling him what she thinks/wants him to do in concern to his previous letters. The queen urges her husband saying ” that you doe not abandon those who have served you, for fear they do not forsake you in your need.” She emphasizes that he needs to take care of his honor and not to abandon those who have served him. Then she cautions her husband against the catholicks basically saying that if he agrees to the strictness against the catholicks , it would discourage them altogether to serve him. Back then any toleration to the catholic’s was categorized as hatred to much of the English people which is why this letter is controversial. Queen Henrietta was a French Catholic, and the people believed she should not be able to have a say in any of the political matters pertaining to England that the king deals with. The people felt like she would convince the king to put her religious beliefs before England. These letters also prove that the king felt very strongly and was persuaded easily on the queens opinions. The people would not have been happy knowing the queens opinions effected the kings decisions regarding England. Significantly, the Articles of Treason focus throughout on the sense of power. The queen is basically saying that if he does not do what she wants him to then its not going to be good. This letter and all the other ones might make you feel like he was a weak person because he follows all of her demands. But one could also say that he is just being a loving  and caring husband. They can be portrayed in many different ways by people’s different opinions on how they think a king should act.

She does not really mention any other people in this letter, she is just telling him what she thinks he should do and if she got more of his news all would go better.

The only other person she does mention is Mountroffe saying that she has “dispatched an expreffe into Scotland, to Mountroffe, to know the condition he is in.” I cannot seem to find any information ab.out this sentence but it seems like she is taking matters into her own hands and is finding out what needs to be done.

Snowden, Manning, and WikiLeaks relate to The King’s Cabinet Opened by they both talk about freedom of the governments, like the NSA’s, right to surveillance every person. Snowden did not believe the government should have a right to surveillance us because he believed we should have our own privacy. In the article it clearly states, ” individuals do not have a right to privacy in numbers they call” meaning we do not have privacy to whoever we call or even now email. This relates to the letters also because these were supposed to be “private” between the King and Queen but they were publicized. This makes you think is anything really private anymore.

*** These letters are very hard to understand so I tried my best to search on the internet to better translate and understand what was going on in them. Not a lot came up, but I did the best with what I could find.

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2 thoughts on “Letter 30, XXX

  1. While I understand what you’re getting at with your analysis of the Queen’s advice, there is likely more to think about in relation to why it was controversial. You hint at it slightly, when mentioning the Catholics. A few more words will make this perfectly answer the prompt. I think you already know what to say, but to fairly give you the ‘S’ you need to state it more clearly.

    Grade:U

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