Tuesday, 10 February 2015

A Woman Who Shaped History – Elizabeth I


Queen Elizabeth the First has always been fascinating to me.  Here is a woman who managed to reign successfully for 45 years as Queen of England!

She was the child of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn.  Her childhood must have been really tough given her father had her mother executed when she was only 3 years old.

Once she became Queen, Elizabeth realised that the only way to maintain a balance of power in Europe was to stay unaligned – so she refused all offers of marriage – much to the despair of her Parliament.

She died aged 70 – which was a good age back in those days.

2 comments:

  1. She def lived a good long life. I love Elizabeth. :) I like Mary Queen of Scots as well...so I feel so divided all the time. hahaha

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  2. Didn't she just change history and the position of women everywhere!

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