Much like today, Queen Elizabeth had many suitors. They were people who wanted to unite with England, or take the English throne. Marriage and producing heirs were the ways to keep familial power during the 16th century. However, Queen Elizabeth I did not marry anyone. She stated, “’I am already bound unto a husband which is the Kingdom of England’” (“More Information About: Elizabeth I”). Being the manipulative woman she is, though, Queen Elizabeth I used her suitors and prospective husbands to bring forth policies in both local and foreign areas. Without marriage and heirs to the English throne, Elizabeth was the last Tudor to have rule over England (“Elizabeth I (r. 1558-1603)”).
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