Elizabethan Era

By: Alondra Diaz & Mario Discua

Who was Queen Elizabeth?

Queen Elizabeth was born on September 7, 1533. She was the daughter to King Henry the 8th, and her mother was Anne Boleyn. She became queen in November 17, 1558, but wasn't actually crowned until January 15, 1559. She was considered to be the best queen England ever had.
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What was her childhood like:

When Elizabeth was really young, Henry ended up killing Elizabeth's mother, Anne Boleyn. Yet still, Elizabeth loved him. When her mom died she was still too young to really be greatly affected by her mom's death but it changed a lot of things drastically. Elizabeth was a stubborn yet very intelligent child.

Normal Day in This Era

  • Boys are allowed to marry at age 14 and girls at age 12,with parent permission. Non-noble families usually marry at a much older age than noble families. Those of the highest rank are well educated. Peoples lives were usually short, around 30 years of age was the maximum age somebody could live.More than half of the children born never lived over 15 years. Short lifespan was due to few knowledge in the medical area.

Why was she considered the best Queen?

  • She showed that women shouldn't be considered any less of a man and that they could rule a nation just as good if not better than any male. She once said "I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too."
  • She also defeated the Spanish armada ( fleet of warships) which was very world wide known to be one of the best armadas in the world and of course in doing so, she gained lots of popularity around the globe.
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Who were Elisabeth's siblings?

Elisabeth had a sister and two brothers. Her sister's name was Mary and her brothers were named Edward and Henry. Elisabeth was not married to anyone and also never had any children. She was also very famous because of her virginity. She was called the "Virgin Queen."

Shakespeare Relationship

Queen Elizabeth loved to watch plays, dances and other sorts of entertainment. She was very fond of Shakespeare because of his clever work and how he sometimes had a scene that referred to the queen herself. Elizabeth supported many of his plays and went to see a lot of them in person.
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