Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I

About Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 _ 24 March 1603) was queen regnant of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called 'The Virgin Queen', 'Gloriana' or 'Good Queen Bess', Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she was born a princess, but her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed two and a half years after her birth, and Elizabeth was declared illegitimate.

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