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Queen Elizabeth I

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Queen Elizabeth I

six - 1547 - illegitimate - 1533 - Jane Seymour Protestantism - Thomas Seymour - 1558 - 2 and half - imprisoned - Anne Boleyn
Elizabeth was born in ___1___ . Her parents were Henry VIII and ___2___. Her mother was beheaded when she was ___3___ years old and she was declared ___4___. Henry's new queen ___5___ was kind to her but she died when Elizabeth was ___6___ years old. After Henry VIII's death in __7____ he was taken in by Henry's sixth and surviving wife, Katherine Parr but had to leave because Katherine's husband ___8___ was paying her too much attention.

Elizabeth's brother Edward had changed the religion of England to ___9___ . After he died , Elizabeth's sister Mary became queen. Mary was a Catholic and saw Elizabeth, a Protestant, as a threat. Elizabeth was ___10___.

When Mary died in __11____ Elizabeth became queen of England

Beginning of her reign
When Elizabeth I came to the throne in 1558 after the death of her sister Mary, she needed to win the support of all her people: 



Those who believed that a woman could not run a country by herself.


of the best ways for a monarch to win support was by making a tour of the country. This was called a 'progress'. This was not an option for Elizabeth because she had many Catholic enemies and it was not safe for her to travel around the country.


chose, instead, to use portraits to show herself to her people. It was important that the portraits showed an image of Elizabeth that would impress people. Throughout her reign, the government issued portraits of Elizabeth that were to be copied and distributed throughout the land. No other portraits were allowed.

What was the real Elizabeth like?

5'3 or 5'5 with brown eyes and red curly hair.

She had a bad temper and would throw things or threaten to send courtiers to the Tower if they upset her.

She swore and spat when she was angry.

Elizabeth's teeth were black with tooth decay.

Her speech was sometimes difficult to understand because of
missing teeth.

Elizabeth was very superstitious and was afraid of black magic.

She only bathed once every few weeks.

This portrait was painted to commemorate
their won over the Spanish Armada in

Elizabethan Era Fashion

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