Elizabeth I 'Tudor' Queen of ENGLAND

Female 1533 - 1603  (69 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth I 'Tudor' Queen of ENGLAND  [2
    • Despite a traumatic early life, Elizabeth displayed strength and prudence as Queen, choosing loyal and able advisers. Throughout her 45-year reign, the 'Virgin Queen', showed considerable political acumen in defying a largely Catholic Europe intent on overturning the Protestant faith, while presiding over a period of adventure that saw a vast expansion of English trade and prosperity and significant developments in the arts.

      Elizabeth spent her life surrounded by suitors including Philip II of Spain, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Francis, Duke of Alencon, yet she never married. A shrewd observer commented : 'the Queen would like everyone to be in love with her but I doubt whether she will ever be in love with anyone enough to marry him.'

      In 1588, 130 Spanish ships set sail to invade England. The English ships attacked the vastly superior Spanish force as it sailed up the Channel and anchored off Calais. The English then sent in fireships to break up the Spanish fleet, forcing it back into the Channel off Gravelines, where the decisive action was fought on 9 August. Battered by English guns, the Spanish retreated northwards, where severe Atlantic gales and the rocky coastline wrecked the majority of the surviving ships. [1]
    Born 7 Sep 1533  Greenwich Palace Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Fact 15 Jan 1559  Queen of England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 24 Mar 1603  Richmond Palace Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Westminster Abbey Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I89774  Main Tree
    Last Modified 18 May 2018 

    Father Henry VIII King Of ENGLAND,   b. 28 Jun 1491,   d. 28 Jan 1547  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Anne BOLEYN,   b. Abt 1507,   d. 19 May 1536, Beheaded on Tower Green for alleged adultery Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 25 Jan 1533  [2, 3
    Family ID F17457  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Sep 1533 - Greenwich Palace Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S9498] Kings & Queens of England and Scotland, Plantagenet Somerset Fry.

    2. [S5008] "Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists", David Faris, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.).

    3. [S03581] Wikipedia Encyclopedia.