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FC: Elizabeth I

1: "The Story of the Greatest Queen"of All Time | Written by: Mackenzie Bess

2: Once upon a time, there lived a little girl named Elizabeth Tudor. She was born on September 7, 1533 in a far, far, away place called the Greenwich Palace.

3: Elizabeth's father was King Henry V111. Her mother was Anne Boleyn. She never really knew her mother because she was killed when Elizabeth was just a little girl. | Because her father had so many wives, Elizabeth lived in many different places with different stepmothers throughout her childhood. | King Henry VIII | Anne Boleyn

4: From birth, Elizabeth was very smart and loved to learn. | She had famous tutors who came to the palace and taught her. She was a gifted child and would eventually learn 5 languages.

5: During her sister's (Queen Mary) reign, Elizabeth was imprisoned for suspicions of a Protestant rebellion. | When Elizabeth was only 13 years old her father died. He had gotten a disease from having too many wives. | She was now 2nd in line to become the queen. That meant that after her brother and sister had ruled she would then be the queen. | Queen Mary

6: About 12 years after her father's death, her brother (Edward VI) had already died and her sister (Queen Mary) was very ill. Soon, Elizabeth would be the queen. At age 25 she was crowned queen at the Westminster Abbey.

7: When Elizabeth became queen, she had many problems to face. Protestants were still being punished for their faith and beliefs. This put Queen Elizabeth in a very hard position. She was now the Supreme Governor of the Anglican Church that her father had started. In her heart she knew it was wrong what they were doing to the Christians, so she went to war.

8: Queen Elizabeth was never married and never had any children. She supposedly had many lovers but feared being married. She was scared of marriage because she believed men only wanted to marry her so they could become next in line for the throne. | One of Elizabeth's suspected lovers.

9: It is believed that Queen Elizabeth used men chasing after her to strengthen her power. After she would deny their request to marry her, she would stay friends with them. After a while, she had many connections with European rulers. | Her closest friends were Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Christopher Hatton, and Robert Dudley.

10: In 1562, Elizabeth became ill with small pox. The doctors did not believe she would make it. Her advisers encouraged her to find a husband, but yet again she refused. It wasn't long until she recovered.

11: Queen Elizabeth was said to have a terrible temper. She was considered more of a man than a woman. She was very masculine and strong.

12: She was very involved in the arts. She loved watching plays and created playhouses and | theaters all through England. Queen Elizabeth could play several musical instruments. She was even a horseback rider and was very skilled in needlework.

13: In 1570, she was excommunicated from the Catholic Church. This meant she was banned and they told her she would not go to heaven. | Queen Elizabeth was very much a conservative Protestant. She even reestablished the Protestant Church after her sister's death. Many did not like Queen Elizabeth because she was a Protestant and not Catholic. | A Protestant Church in England.

14: put to death in 1587. | Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth's cousin, was accused of trying to overthrow her throne. Eventually the suspicions were becoming more and more clear and Elizabeth had her | Mary Queen of Scots

15: During her reign, the time period became known as the Elizabethan Age. She influenced the Renaissance greatly. | Queen Elizabeth defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588 and that lead to new explorations throughout the world. | The Defeat of The Spanish Armada

16: Elizabeth was involved in a major scandal when her close friend Robert Dudley's wife was found dead after it was suspected that Queen Elizabeth had been with him. Rumors are that Robert had her murder arranged so he could ask Queen Elizabeth to marry him. | Robert Dudley

17: Queen Elizabeth was very important in the discovery of America. She was the encourager for Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh to explore the New World. | Sir Francis Drake | Sir Walter Raleigh

18: Queen Elizabeth was considered one of the greatest monarchs of all time. When she became Queen of England the country was very poor and torn apart by religious issues. By the end of her reign, England | was at its best and one of the most powerful countries in the world. Elizabeth's reign was called the Golden Age because of all the great things she did for England.

19: Queen Elizabeth's signature was her stamp of her approval on everything and it became her trademark.

20: After her death, James I was crowned King of England. He would then start a new era in the British history. Elizabeth was the oldest monarch to rule in England until King George III. | King James I

21: The End | "I will never be by violence constrained to do anything."

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