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How did Elizabeth I die? Theres many rumors to how Elizabeth the Great died, what are some of them?

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It is understood that Queen Elizabeth died of blood poisoning. This is presumed to have been caused by her make-up! It was used to make her face look very white, but the mixture had vinegar and lead mixed into it... very poisonous.

There was no autopsy performed, and guesses range from cancer to old age as she died quite peacefully in her bed.

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