Queen Elizabeth I
Book Report By Hannah Simonsen
Birth of a Queen
Education - Tutors
Her first tutor was her governess Kat Ashley. Kat would have taught Elizabeth grammar and the English language. Elizabeth loved to learn and this helped her to learn new subjects easily.
When Elizabeth was five years old she started learning foreign languages and other subjects. Elizabeth shared her brother's tutors. The names of these tutors are:
- Jean Belmain
- Richard Cox
- John Cheke
- William Grindal
- Roger Ascham
Education - Subjects
Elizabeth was taught the standard subjects for royal children. The subjects were:
- religious studies
She was taught in the morning and afternoon. By eleven Elizabeth was able to speak six languages - French, Greek, Latin, Spanish, Welsh and English.
Education - Arts
Her education also included non-academic subjects befitting a lady of her rank and status. These other lessons included:
During her reign this education can be seen.
Accomplishments - Becoming Queen
Accomplishments - Religion
While Elizabeth was Queen she changed the rule from Catholic to Protestant. In 1559 a change was under way eventually creating the Church of England. Because of Elizabeth's past experience with Mary not approving of her Protestant beliefs and her treatment Elizabeth made sure to tolerate people's beliefs if they were not made public.
Accomplishments - Protecting England
Accomplishments - Elizabethan or Golden Age
Queen Elizabeth I had a huge impact during her life. These years are often referred to by using her name - The Elizabethan age. The time is also called the Golden Age because England became a world power and “English Renaissance” happened making art an important part of the culture. Plays by Shakespeare was a part of this time.
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