Elizabeth was born on September 7,1533 at Greenwich and died on March 24, 1603. She is the daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn.
Elizabeth had a tough childhood. Henry had married Anne because his first wife, Catherine had not been a good male heir after 20 years of marriage. Henry and Catherine had a daughter named Mary. Henry had become involved in a serious argument with the Church over his divorcing Catherine. Henry eventually became the head of the Church of England. When Elizabeth was 3, her mother, Anne Boleyn, was beheaded for adultery and treason. On July 1st, Parliament declared that Elizabeth and her old sister, Mary, the daughter of Henry's first queen, were dishonest and that the succession should pass to the issue of his third wife, Jane Seymour.
In 1537, Henry's 3rd wife gave birth to a son named Edward. Even though Elizabeth seemed to of done something that was against the law, she was brought up in a royal household.
She had received excellent education. of learning such languages, she was very skillful and advanced in speaking them. She also learned history, rhetoric, and moral philosophy. As of taking theology, she became a Protestant. "These values and beliefs helped shape the future course of England."ÃÂ Elizabeth was present at state ceremonies and was looked upon as third in line to the throne. She spent a great a great deal of time with her brother, Edward, also. Catherine Parr, Henry's 6th and final wife, gave Elizabeth a lot of loving attention.
Elizabeth's father died in 1547 when she was 14. Edward became king as a boy of 10. Catherine Parr married Thomas Seymour. When Catherine died in 1549, Seymour was accused of wishing to marry Elizabeth in order to rule England. Seymour was...