Her father and mother where King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and had one brother and sister, Edward and Mary. But Queen Elizabeth had troubles of her own. She was abandoned by her own father, locked away by her own sister, but that didn’t stop her to become the greatest queen we know. Elizabeth father had some crimes on his own. When Elizabeth was only three he beheaded her mother, Anne Boleyn because she did not give him a baby boy; she gave birth to a girl.
Even though she wasn’t the first of the siblings to take the throne she was still a great queen during her early years of ruling, but by her late years England started to fall. Queen Elizabeth I was born on September 7, 1533. (Tudorhistory)She was born to Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn. Henry VIII had Anne executed on May 19, 1536. Elizabeth was only two years old when her mother died.
The nanny made Mary’s life full of adventures and fun times while the father was distancing from his children. Mary had a half-sister named Fanny. Mary’s father then married his neighbor her name was also Mary. (Mellor Anne K. “ Shelley, Mary (1797-1851) British writers supplement 3 Ed George Stade NY Charle) Mary’s stepmother wanted the best education for Mary. But the tension between them made Mary suffer from skin boils at the age of thirteen.
In 1548, Catherine gave birth to a baby girl, but sadly she died one week later (Hone par 2-3). One of the first accomplishments of Lady Jane Grey was getting married. Jane was married to Lord John Guildford Dudley on May 25th, 1553. When she got married Jane was only fifteen years old. Unfortunately Lady Jane Grey was forced to marry, and she also hated and distrusted her new father-in-law.
King Henry VIII didn’t even claim Queen Elizabeth I until she made it obvious that she was respectable at everything she did and was very intelligent to be so young. On top of all her knowledge, she was a girl and in that time period girls weren’t respected like they are today. Because Elizabeth’s mother, Anne, could not provide the King with a son she was executed on false charges of incest and adultery in 1536 on May nineteenth (“Queen Elizabeth I Biography”). Elizabeth was only three years old when her mother was accused of such actions. Following her mother’s death, Elizabeth went through countless step mothers.
She wasn't only his wife, but she was the mother of his two year old daughter, and he made false charges of adultery, treason, incest and conspiracy. After Anne Boleyn was beheaded, Elizabeth was no longer called a princess, but she was declared illegitimate through political machinations along with her half sister Mary Tudor. Everyone needed to start referring to her as Lady Elizabeth. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy, especially for a little girl, but King Henry VIII didn't seem to down about the death of his wife. Only eleven days went... ... middle of paper ... ... married, she still had many people that she was able to count on and trust.
Mary was treated like a servant. She was given the job of servant together with a hundred and sixty other people. She was also given the worst room to sleep, and soon, she was excluded from the succession line when King Henry heard that the new born baby was a girl; he was very disappointed because he was expecting a son. She was the most talked-of child in Europe, just in her first days of life. When royal babies were born at that time in England, there were celebrations, but Elizabeth’s royal birth celebration went far beyond of what was usual for a royal birth celebration.
Even though she was born a princess, by age three her mother was killed for performing adultery and violating other laws. While her mother was awaiting execution, Elizabeth was recognized as a bastard child. She was sent away to virtual exile from the royal court and with an older half sister who shared the same fate. No longer was she an heir to the royal throne, her ability for greatness was seemingly quelled before being given a chance. The title “Princess” was taken from her and replaced with “Lady” Elizabeth, and the money for her care slowed to a trickle, only just enough to keep her clothed.
Until the age of six Edward was raised by his nurse, Mother Jack, and other servants. During that time Henry took two wives in quick succession, but both marriages ended badly; Anne of Cleves was discarded because the king found her ugly, and Katherine Howard was executed for adultery. In 1543 Henry married Katherine Parr, who became a loving stepmother to Edward and his older half sisters, Mary and Elizabeth. She was a highly learned woman who personally oversaw Prince Edward's education. Edward's tutors taught him geography, government, history, French, German, Greek, and Latin.
It wasn’t until two years later that Henry realized he wasn’t going to get a healthy male heir from Anne Boleyn. She had miscarried twice before delivering a stillborn son. When Elizabeth was two her father had her mother beheaded for adultery and treason, this was just a way to rid himself of her rather then get a divorce. This was not Henry’s first wife; this was his second wife. His first wife had also born him a female child.