An Extremely Brief Biography of Queen Elizabeth I

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On this day in history, March 24, 1603, Queen Elizabeth the first dies, leaving the throne to King James VI of Scotland. Within her reign Elizabeth enforced Protestant religion. In 1587, she had Queen Mary executed, and her conflict continued with the Roman Catholic Spain, and victoriously defeated the Spanish Armada. The Elizabethan age flourished with commerce, literature, arts, and geographical exploration. Elizabeth’s father, King Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn in hopes that Boleyn would bare a healthy son. His previous spouse, Catherine of Aragon, never successfully bared Henry a son. Despite his desperate hopes, on September 7, 1533, Anne Boleyn gave birth in the Greenwich Palace to who would later be known as, Queen Elizabeth. Eventually, Elizabeth’s mother did conceive a son, but much to Henry’s dismay the child was deceased at birth. In the eyes of Henry, Anne Boleyn became useless and tiring, therefore on Henry’s command Boleyn was executed on May 19, 1536 on the Town Green. Young Elizabeth was only three years old when her mother was beheaded. Henry later remarried twice to Jane Seymore, and Katherine Parr, who together bared Henry a daughter, Mary, and a son Edward. When Henry VIII would pass, Elizabeth was his heir and next in line for the crown. Many bachelors sought after Elizabeth and wished her hand in marriage. Although Elizabeth was Henry VIII daughter, her half-sister Mary was also a rightful heir of the crown. When the crown was passed down to Lady
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