A few years later, Henry accused Anne of incest, which historians agree was probably untrue - but Anne was beheaded in May 1536, and Elizabeth, not even three years old, was sent to live with relatives so she wouldn't remind Henry of Anne. Henry had remarried Jane Seymour, who gave birth to Henry's son, Edward, later to be Edward VI, but died soon afterwards. Catherine Parr, Henry's sixth and final wife, brought Elizabeth and Mary back to court. As the Dowager Queen, she moved away from court and left the ruling of the country to Edward VI, who was still a young boy. Edward Seymour (young Edward's uncle) became Lord Protector of England.
Catherine of Parr was ordered arrested by Henry for her radical religious views, but later Henry rescinded the warrant. After that Katherine dared not to dispute with the king. HenryVIII died on January 28,1547,within months Katherine married Thomas Seymour. Seymour later tried to seduce her stepdaughter, Henry's daughter Elizabeth. Henry's last unfortunate wife died from complication of childbirth in 1548.
Her birth was possibly the greatest disappointment of her father's life. He had wanted a son and heir to succeed him as he already had a daughter, Mary, by his first wife, Katherine of Aragon. He had not divorced Katherine, and changed the religion of the country in the process, to have only another daughter. Elizabeth's early life was consequently troubled. Her mother failed to provide the King with a son and was executed on false charges of incest and adultery on 19 May 1536.
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.
Mary was born the daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine. Henry had failed again to bear a son to retain the thrown after him. His annulment from Katherine was not granted so Henry decreed that the Church of England be separate from the Church of Rome. Katherine still tried not to jeopardize her daughter’s succession to the thrown, for this she was banished and Mary was declared a bastard. These events had a devastating effect on Mary who was once adored by both parents.
Elizabeth was only two years old when her mother died. She was far too young for her mother’s death to affect her but what she didn’t know is that her life was going to take a turn. Within days of Anne’s death Henry VIII had already remarried to Jane Seymour. Jane Seymour died a few days after giving birth to Henry’s VIII long wanted son, Prince Edward. Henry was very devastated at Jane Seymour’s death, so he gave her the proper burial at the Chapel of St. George in Windsor Castle.
In 1534, the Act of Supremacy was passed, and Mary was no longer considered an heir to the throne. However two years later Mary’s father had married a new wife named Jane Seymore. Jane wanted King Henry VIII to reunite with his children. Mary did reconcile with her father and was chosen to be the godmother of Jane’s newborn son Edward. This reconciliation with her father put her next in ... ... middle of paper ... ...ary was a Queen that ruled with an intellect many did not believe women were capable of.
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.
Henry's second marriage had raised hopes for a male heir. Anne Boleyn, however, produced another daughter, Princess Elizabeth, and failed to produce a male heir. Henry got rid of Anne on charges of treason which were almost certainly false, and she was executed in 1536. In 1537 her replacement, Henry's third wife Jane Seymour, finally bore him a son, who was later to become Edward VI. Jane died in childbed, 12 days after the birth in 1537.
Approximately four years later, she married King Henry VIII and became pregnant soon after. After several children, many of whom were stillborn or died shortly after birth, King Henry became impatient with his lack of a male heir. He requested a divorce to Catherine, but the attempt was in vain until he impregnated her mistress’s daughter, Anne Boleyn, and persuaded Thomas Cranmer, the Archbishop of Canterbury, to annul the marriage. Catherine was forced to renounce her title as Queen of England, and became known as the Princess Dowager of Wales, a title that she never accepted. She and her daughter Mary were separated, and Catherine spent the rest of her life in dank castles, never ceasing in prayer.