Queen Elizabeth I

By Veronica Rodriguez

"I may not be a lion, but I am a lion's cub and I have a lion's heart."

Elizabeth's Early Life(Who)

She was the only surviving daughter of King Henry VII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. After her mother's execution Elizabeth was declared illegitimate and deprived of her place in the royal succession. #OnlySurvivor

Elizabeth coming to the throne(What, When)

Elizabeth became queen at the age of 25, in 1558, after the death of her half sister's death in November 1558. Her coronation took place in January 1559. During her reign literature bloomed through the works of Spenser, Marlowe, and Shakespeare. Fashion an education became more popular during her reign. She passed the Act of Uniformity 1559, to which she gave assent shortly after ascending the throne, required the use of the Protestant Book of Common Prayer in church services. She also helped the naval leaders and notably Sir Francis Drake defeat the Spanish Armada in 1558. #Dominance

Her commitment to England(Where, why)

Elizabeth I was never married and did not have an heir during her reign. Elizabeth became known as the "Virgin Queen", she claimed that she was married to England and devoted herself to it.


This topic is important because it helped flourish the fine arts and it showed how Queen ELIzabeth I was a great leader not because she was a female but all the great things she did. #GirlPower