Elizabeth I.

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Elizabeth I.

Her mother was executed on the charge of treason, adultery and incest. She was branded a bastard by her father, King Henry VIII. She lost her title of Princess Elizabeth and had to be referred to as Lady Elizabeth. Her sister, Mary, had a strong Catholic background, which caused tension between the two because Elizabeth had a strong Protestant background. Mary died and Elizabeth was left to take the throne. She wanted to be a fair and just ruler unlike her family before who had left the country in shambles. She became a strong femaleleader in a man's world.


Her reign witnessed widespread increase in literacy and great achievements in the arts - great poets and playrights emerged during her era such as William Shakespeare, Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Raleigh She secured the Church of England-established Protestantism as the country's religion Significant expansion overseas. Great explorers were encouraged Established the Poor Laws - she achieved a new framework of support for the needy Defeat of the Spanish Armada of 132 by the English fleet of 34 ships and 163 armed merchant vessels

Lasting Impact

Queen Elizabeth died on March 24, 1603, at Richmond Palace in Surrey. With her death came the end of the house of Tudor, a royal family that had ruled England since the late 1400s. The son of her former rival, Mary Stuart, succeeded her on the throne as James I(Her nephew). Elizabeth has largely been remembered as being a queen who supported her people. Her time on the throne provided her subjects with stability and consistency. Her sharp wits and clever mind helped navigate the nation through religious and political challenges.

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