Queen Elizabeth I Facts
Facts about Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth I of England Biography Summary: Queen Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603) was famous for being the last monarch of the Tudor dynasty.
She had not an easy life. She would lose her mother most brutally at the hands of her father, all for the chance to have a male heir. Nothing, or no one, was going to stand in his way and they didn’t.
His first wife he divorced and his second, Elizabeth’s mother, he had executed and on top of that he made his daughters illegitimate. So by the time she finally ascended the throne at twenty two years of age, she had had a lot to contend with. Unable to find a suitable husband to help share her burden, she shouldered her responsibilities by herself and it was generally considered a successful reign.
Queen Elizabeth I of England Fact Sheet: Who was Queen Elizabeth 1? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Queen Elizabeth I.
Queen Victoria Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1533 - 1603 *** Full Name: Queen Elizabeth I *** Nickname: The Virgin Queen, Gloriana and Good Queen Bess *** Occupation: Queen of England and Ireland *** Date of Birth: Queen Elizabeth I was born on September 7th 1533 *** Place of Birth: Queen Elizabeth I was born at Greenwich Palace, Greenwich, England *** Family background: Her father was King Henry VIII and her mother was Anne Boleyn, her grandmothers were Elizabeth of York and Elizabeth Howard *** Early life and childhood: She grew up with a succession of governesses including Margaret Bryant, Blanche Herbert and Kat Ashley. She had an older sister Mary and a younger brother Edward. Elizabeth and her sister would be proclaimed illegitimate to suit their father’s wishes but would eventually be reinstated as heirs to the throne. *** Education: Queen Elizabeth I had quite a number of tutors as she grew up, learning languages such as French, Flemish, Italian and Spanish. She would also learn Latin and Greek. She would prove to be an avid learner and would become one of the most highly educated females of her time. By the time her education was complete in 1550 she would become one of the most well educated women of her time ***
Queen Elizabeth I of England Fact 1: Queen Elizabeth I was born on September 7th 1533 and during the 16th century period in history when Portugal and Spain were exploring the oceans of the world and colonizing new lands.
Queen Elizabeth I of England Fact 3: As a result of the Third Succession Act Mary and Elizabeth would both be eligible to inherit the throne.
Queen Elizabeth I of England Fact 10: Two of her earlier choices were King Eric XIV of Sweden and the Archduke Charles of Austria but nothing would come of suitors.
Queen Elizabeth I of England Fact 12: Eventually by 1599 Elizabeth I would consider herself married to her kingdom and those of her subjects.
Queen Elizabeth I of England Fact 18: As it turned out, with a combination of poor weather conditions, successful tactics and swiftness the Armada was defeated.
Queen Elizabeth I of England Fact 19: Queen Elizabeth suffered a healthy constitution for most of her life until the autumn of 1602, when a number of her close friends died and she became quite melancholy.
Queen Elizabeth I of England Fact 20: In March the following year she became sick and didn’t rally, she died in the early hours of the morning on March the 24th, 1603 at Richmond Palace. Her body was transported by barge to Whitehall and she was interred at Westminster Abbey on April the 28th next to her sister Mary.
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