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It is rumored that Anne Boleyn was pregnant with Elizabeth when she married King Henry. Many people did not like or approve of Anne Boleyn and they believed Elizabeth to be illegitimate. They believed Mary (daughter of Catherine of Aragon) was the rightful princess but when Elizabeth was born the...

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It is rumored that Anne Boleyn was pregnant with Elizabeth when she married King Henry. Many people did not like or approve of Anne Boleyn and they believed Elizabeth to be illegitimate. They believed Mary (daughter of Catherine of Aragon) was the rightful princess but when Elizabeth was born the title was stripped from Mary and given to Elizabeth. This made many people very angry. Anne Boleyn was sentenced to death for multiple crimes, one of which was infidelity, by King Henry when Elizabeth was only three years of age.

When Elizabeth became queen she was only twenty five years old. She was a great leader and ended up being adored by England. There was a great deal of pressure placed on her to marry so there would be a king but she refused.

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Elizabeth I of England was born in 1533.  Specifically, she was born on September 7, 1533.  She was born in Greenwich Palace which was east of London on the Thames River.  It's no longer there.

Her father was the famous King Henry VIII of England.  He is the one who is famous for having all those wives -- he's the one who forced England to leave the Catholic Church so he could divorce his first wife because she didn't bear him any sons.

Elizabeth's mother was Henry's second wife, Anne Boleyn.

Elizabeth became queen in 1558 and reigned until she died in 1603.

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