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Who was Elizabeth I?

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arsenals | Student | eNoter

Posted October 25, 2012 at 1:12 AM via web

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Who was Elizabeth I?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 25, 2012 at 1:23 AM (Answer #1)

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Queen Elizabeth I was the queen of England from 1558 until her death in 1603.  She was queen during a very important time in English history.

Elizabeth was the daughter of King Henry VIII.  Her mother was Anne Boleyn, for whom Henry famously divorced his first wife.

As queen, Elizabeth is most important for two things.  First, she solidified England as a Protestant country.  Her father had made England Protestant, but it was not clear that it would remain that way.  Elizabeth is also important for having been queen when England was attacked by the Spanish Armada.  Finally, Elizabeth is famous for having been queen in a golden age of English drama, a time when Shakespeare was active.

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