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Should Elizabeth II Be Remembered As “Elizabeth The Great”? | [SPECIAL]

Does Elizabeth II actually merit being known to history as “Elizabeth the Great,” or even “Elizabeth the Wise”?



With the death of Queen Elizabeth II this past September, we ask: Should Elizabeth II be remembered to history as “Elizabeth the Great”or “Elizabeth the Wise”? Given the late Brittish Queen’s length of reign and tremendous esteem, Elizabeth II is one of the very few where anyone can seriously ask this question. 

Elizabeth II: What Does “The Great” Mean In The Modern World?

When looking back in history, there are a number of individuals who’s accomplishments were so tremendous, they have earned the moniker “The Great.” Catherine the Great of Russia, Alexander the Great of Macedon, or Cyrus the Great all have received the honorific title in question for very different reasons each.

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Students of history can only truly make that determination based on the time, place and historical context a particular figure accomplished what they did. Queen Elizabeth the II is no different. 

So, does Queen Elizabeth II deserve the title in question? We go deep into her legacy as the ruling Monarch of the UK, and see if the title is truly fitting based on the time, place and context that she served.

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The A.D. History Podcast explores the last two thousand years of world history in an innovative new way. Join hosts Paul K. DiCostanzo and Patrick Foote as they examine the past two millennia, beginning in 1 AD, and progressing forward ten years every episode until they reach the modern day. Within each ten-year installment, Paul and Patrick aim to share incredibly important, but often overlooked fascinating historic events and figures from around the world in prospective fashion; attempting to see history through the eyes and in the world of those who lived it. By identifying these sometimes lesser known - but in no way less significant aspects of history - the A.D. History Podcast endeavors to take these many disparate threads and weave a fuller, richer tapestry of true world history from 1AD to HD.