Elizabeth I

Queen of England

Background

-Elizabeth lived from 1533 to 1603 and ruled from 1558 to 1603

-Daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

-Elizabeth was 3rd in line after her half brother and half sister and she outlived them both

-Elizabeth became queen at age 25 and ruled for 45 years

-Elizabeth was hated at a very young age

Acheivments

-Ruled over the golden age of English drama, poetry, and art

-Painted by English artist John Bettes the younger

-Defeated the Spanish Armada (a fleet of 34 ships and 163 armed merchant vessels)

-She achieved an excellent reputation as a good and wise ruler who was truly loved by her people and had many accomplishments.

Impact on Today

-Convinced the People of England she could be a more serious ruler than her sister

-By the time Elizabeth died she had made England one of the strongest, richest countries in the world

-Her intelligence allowed fashion, the arts, music, and literature to take a huge leap forward

Interesting Facts

-6 hours after Elizabeth's sister Mary was proclaimed dead Elizabeth was crowned

-Elizabeth remained unmarried her entire life and left no heir

-William Shakespeare entertained Elizabeth

-Elizabeth understood many languages such as English, Latin, Italian, Greek, French, Spanish, Welsh, and even Cornish

Project Citation

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