QUEEN ELIZABETH LIFE
Quote by Queen Elizabeth
"Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.
I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.
I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married".
LIFE OF QUEEN ELIZABETH
She was born on 7 September 1533 at Greenwich Palace. Her birth was possibly the greatest disappointment of her father's life. Elizabeth Tudor is considered by many to be the greatest monarch in English history. When she became queen in 1558, she was twenty-five years old, a survivor of scandal and danger, and considered illegitimate by most Europeans.
Facts about Queen Elizabeth
- Nickname: The Virgin Queen
- Claimed throne at the age of 25 and held power for 44 years.
- In 1558, Elizabeth took the reins of her country after the death of her sister.
- She called for the passage of the Act of Supremacy and Act of Whitformity.
- She inherited a number of problems stirred up by Mary. The country was at war with France, which proved to be a tremendous drain on the royal coffers.
- United the country in a period of suspicion between Catholics and Protestants.
- Inspired troops to defeat the Spanish Armada
- Presided over a period of cultural and literary development in England.