Queen Elizabeth 1

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Queen Elizabeth I Elizabeth I was the queen of England from 1558 to 1603. During this time she made many great changes for England. She never married and ruled England by her self. Many people look upon her as the greatest queen in England of all time. The people of England had great respect for her and she had respect for the people. Elizabeth I was born at Greenwich Palace on September 7, 1533. She was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn the second of his six wives. Before Elizabeth reached her third birthday her mother was beheaded on charges of adultery and treason. King Henry paid little attention to her and moved Elizabeth to a house in the country. Elizabeth was provided with excellent tutors and loved learning. She learned to speak five different languages including Greek, Latin, French, and Italian. One of her tutors wrote,”Her perseverance is equal to that of a man, and her memory long keeps what it quickly picks up. She talks French and Italian as well as she does English. When she writes Greek and Latin, nothing is more beautiful than her handwriting. She delights as much in music as she is skillful in it.” King Henry’s third wife, Jane Seymour, gave birth to Edward VI. King Henry d Continue...

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