The Influence Of Queen Elizabeth On English Literature

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Queen Elizabeth I had a great influence on english literature. Elizabeth was a huge supporter of the arts, so literature flourished under her reign. Her influence was so great, that the time period under which she reigned was called the Elizabethan Age. Elizabeth was born at Greenwich Palace on September 7, 1533. She was the daughter of King Henry VII of England and his wife Anne Boleyn. King Henry had his marriage to Anne annulled and had her executed since she didn’t provide him a son. (“Who Is Elizabeth I of England? Everything You Need to Know.”)
Since her mother’s marriage to Henry was annulled, Elizabeth was labeled a royal bastard. (Sharnette, Heather) As soon as she was born, Elizabeth was the heir to the English Throne. King Henry then married his third wife, Jane Seymour, who gave him a son, Prince Edward. Once Edward was born Elizabeth lost her claim to the throne. (“Who Is Elizabeth I of England? Everything You Need to Know.”) Elizabeth was a very smart child. Even though she lost her throne and was titled a bastard child, she didn’t let it bother her. (Sharnette) Heather Sharnette says that “although Elizabeth still had her own household, her governess found that the young child 's needs were being neglected, and she felt obliged to write to the king asking him to ensure that Elizabeth was provided with all the clothes she needed, as the ones she had were too small.” Elizabeth became one of the smartest women of her generation. She was taught by many

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