When Mary was two and a half years old, her dad had her life planned out for her, like who she was going marry and where she was going live (Queen Bloody). Mary’s father divorced her mother when she was little. When they divorced, it separated Mary from her mother. Her father then got married to Anne Boleyn. This placed the princess outside the succession to the throne.
Queen Elizabeth I of England, daughter of Henry VII and his second wife Anne Boleyn, was the last Tudor Monarch to rule. She was born on September 7, 1533 in Greenwich, England. History books describe her as determined and intelligent, and gave her many nicknames including ‘The Virgin Queen’ and ‘Good Queen Bess”. When Elizabeth was two years old her mother Anne Boleyn was executed, leaving her motherless. King Henry VII did not care for his children and so Elizabeth essentially grew up without the parental attention she needed.
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