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.
Queen Elizabeth I. Brave and intelligent, Queen Elizabeth I achieved many important thing when she was Queen and England would never be the way it is now if it wasn't for her. Queen Elizabeth I was born on September 7, 1533. Her father was Henry VIII and her mother was Anne Boleyn ("Elizabeth I, Queen of England" par 1). Elizabeth's birthplace was at Greenwhich Palace, England ("Elizabeth I Biography" par 2). When she was born her father did not even want a girl so Anne Boleyn was executed in 1536 for suspicion of infidelity.
At the age of 5, Mary was sent to France, where she grew up in the luxurious French court. In 1558, she married Francis, the eldest son of French King Henry II and Catherine de Medicis. Claim to the English Throne In November 1558, Henry VIII's daughter, Elizabeth Tudor, became Queen Elizabeth I of England. However, many Roman Catholics considered Elizabeth's rule to be i... ... middle of paper ... ...aptivity would last for the next 18 years. Given Mary's lineage and religion, she became the focus of Catholic plots to assassinate Elizabeth so that Mary could take the throne.
Due to her gender and her mother’s incapability to produce a male heir, they were both cast away. It was after the death of Edward VI in which Mary made a bid for her birthright as heir to the throne. Edward VI and his council intended for his cousin Lady Jane Grey to succeed him because of her protestant faith. However, after only nine days Jane Grey was dethroned by Mary by popular support. During her reign of 5 years, Queen Mary I went to drastic measures to return England to the Roman Catholic faith.
Though both women were of the same Tudor family, they were drastically different in their attitudes towards their ruling their countries. Quen Mary Stuart was born to James V, son of Margaret Tudor, and Mary of Guise. The unfortunate death of he father when she was six days old left her to be Queen of Scotland. Since she was too young, however, Mary’s mother ruled Scotland as regent. Growing up, she was a devout Catholic, which unfortunately did not carry onto her reign when she travelled back to the Protestant Scotland.
Yet, about Elizabeth the woman, we know very little. She is an enigma, and was an enigma to her own people. Elizabeth was the daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. She was born on 7 September 1533 at Greenwich Palace. Her birth was possibly the greatest disappointment of her father's life.
It appears that even in the 1500's oppression against women was evident. Women throughout the years have never been equal with men. Men in Elizabeth's day were seen as the most suitable heirs to the throne (Watkins). Three days after the birth of the future queen of England, she was Christened Elizabeth. What should have been the most joyous day for the child’s parents was not.
Elizabeth nurtured and united England, and built and defeated one of the most powerful navy’s of her time. Elizabeth made England one of the most powerful countries during her reign. Queen Elizabeth I had a long, and a remarkably successful reign. Works Cited Bush, Catherine. Elizabeth I.
Despite twenty years of marriage to the Spanish Catherine of Aragon, and the birth of several children, by 1533, Henry had only one living legitimate child, a daughter, Mary. Although there was no law in Tudor England preventing the accession of a woman to the throne as there was in France, the rule of a woman was considered undesirable. Not only was it thought that a woman was incapable of ruling a kingdom, there were also practical considerations that made female sovereignty problematic, such as her marriage, and the problem of the role her husband should have, as well as the risks of childbirth. It was unlikely that Henry would ever have a son by Catherine of Aragon (she was older than him, and her child-bearing days were numbered) and this troubled him considerably. Also he had fallen deeply in love with the young and dazzling Anne Boleyn and wanted to make her his bride.
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.