Queen Elizabeth Essay

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Queen Elizabeth was born on September 7, in 1533 to a royal couple by the name of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. She pertained a strong personality and strong political skills in overlooking marriage proposals and intensely flirting with many available suitors. She reigned over England without a king or children (Britannia: Elizabeth 1). Her father was known for the execution of his wives. The king had announced that any daughter would be "illegitimate" to the line of succession because his upcoming sons would be highly favorable to the throne (Thomas, Heather). Anne Boleyn was killed by the king for not providing him with a son, but a daughter who would live to be a legend of English times (Thomas, Heather).

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Whether this was true or not, Elizabeth was arrested and put in prison. She was moved around to different prisons for a little over a year. However, when Queen Mary I started to become ill, her husband, Philip of Spain, called Elizabeth out of prison to develop a friendship with her, since she would take the throne when Queen Mary I would die (Putatunda, Rita).

According to Green, this coronation to the throne took place on January 15, 1559. The new queen started to take advantage of all the new opportunities. She started horseback riding more. She also took up hunting and hawking and enjoyed watching jousts and theatre (Green, Robert 53). Elizabeth was also strong in her Catholic beliefs. Heather Thomas writes that she reestablished a Protestant Church and became the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, which was to please those attending (Thomas, Heather). Britannica states that she was a Conservative Protestant. She liked traditional style of worship and did not believe in executing people for their religious beliefs (Britannia Encyclopedia-Elizabeth I). Marriage proposals became a daily routine. Regard her beliefs for the matrimony; she used the proposals to frighten enemies or to even draw them in. However, she came close to marriage twice in her reign (Putatunda, Rita). One of which was a near proposal with Robert

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