Reign of Queen Elizabeth I

Historical Context Essay

Litencyc Editors (Independent Scholar - Europe)
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[Preliminary entry] Queen Elizabeth I (life 1533-1603; reign 1558-1603)

Born in 1533, Elizabeth I was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and became queen despite being declared an illegitimate heir by both her father and her sister, Queen Mary I. Elizabeth was among the most intellectually gifted of English monarchs. Educated by excellent tutors, including the Cambridge humanist Roger Ascham, she was fluent in Greek, Latin, French and Italian and well read in the religious and moral thought of her day, particularly the progressive thought of humanists and Protestant reformers.

One of the most famous English monarchs, Elizabeth …

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Citation: Editors, Litencyc. "Reign of Queen Elizabeth I". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 June 2005 [, accessed 28 May 2023.]

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