Queen Elizabeth A Traitor

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Was she the greatest English monarch? Was she a traitor to England? Was she really a virgin? Queen Elizabeth reigned for most of her life. She was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor Dynasty. Some say Queen Elizabeth was a scandalous. Others say she was the greatest monarch of English time.
Queen Elizabeth I was born on September 7, 1533 in Greenwich, England. She was the daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife, Ann Boleyn. Elizabeth’s mother died when she was only two years old. Ann Boleyn was beheaded on false charges of adultery and conspiracy by the orders of her husband. Queen Elizabeth had an older half-sister, Mary and a younger half-brother, Edward. Their father decided Mary and Elizabeth were both ready for a male heir.
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Elizabeth became the most sought out woman in England. She received offers of marriage from the King of Spain, Prince Eric of Sweden, and many other royal men. There were no high hopes that England would have a royal family again. She did not plan to getting marry anytime in the future. Queen Elizabeth was a strong, independent woman that did not want a man telling her how to run things in her mind. It will never be known whether Elizabeth really intended on getting married or not…show more content…
In 1558, Elizabeth took the reins of her country after her sister, Mary. She inherited a number of problems stirred up by Mary. The country was at war with France. There was also tension between different religious groups. Elizabeth acted quickly to address these two pressing issues. During her first session of Parliament in 1559, she called for the passage of the Act of Supremacy. The act re-established the Church of England, and the Act of Uniformity, which created a common prayer book. Elizabeth approached the divisive religious conflict in her country. "There is one Jesus Christ," she once said. "The rest is a dispute over trifles." The Roman Catholic Church took an unfamiliar view of her actions, however. William Cecil helped Elizabeth end the war with France. She was able to avoid the two superpowers, France and Spain, for much of her reign.
In 1585, Elizabeth helped support the Protestant rebellion against Spain in the Netherlands. Spain then decided to go after England, but the English navy was able to defeat the infamous Spanish Armada in 1588. According to several reports, the weather proved to be a deciding factor in England 's victory (Queen Elizabeth I).
Elizabeth also had to fend off internal affairs that wanted to remove her from the throne. One of Elizabeth’s biggest threats was Mary Stuart, queen of Scots. Elizabeth and Mary were cousins, and Mary had lay claim to the English crown. Elizabeth jailed Mary in 1567 on charges of several assassination
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