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Elizabeth 1 Engeland (1533-1603)

Elizabeth I of England. I don't know why, but I've had an obsession with the Tudors since I was 11. 10 years later and my obsession endures.

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5 Shocking Beauty Secrets From Ancient World History

Tudor queen w/red hair. Elizabeth I (1538–1603) was queen of England/ Ireland from 1558 until her death. Elizabeth was the 5th & last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she was born a princess, but her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed 2-1/2 yrs after her birth, & Elizabeth was declared illegitimate. When all the family intrigue & in-fighting was said & done, she prevailed & became successor to the Crown

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All royals family tree - family tree showing everybody on the throne of England from William the Conqueror to our present Queen Elizabeth II

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Locket ring belonging to Queen Elizabeth I, c.1575, containing portraits of herself and her mother, Anne Boleyn (gold with enamel, rubies, diamonds & mother-of-pearl)

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Giovanni Battista Moroni (1520 – 1578, Italian)

Elizabeth's happiest days came when her father married Catherine Parr. Henry's sixth wife brought all three of his children to court, treated them kindly, and oversaw their lives and educations. Elizabeth was a prodigiously well-educated young woman. She knew Latin, French and Italian, read the classics, studied history and theology, and developed a well-honed mind. When Henry died, Elizabeth was given into the custody of the Dowager Queen. Catherine

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Burghley House 16th c.near Stamford, Lincolnshire, England. Its park was laid out by Capability Brown. Burghley was built for Sir William Cecil, later 1st Baron Burghley, who was Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1558 and 1587 and modeled on the privy lodgings of Richmond Palace.

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What a beautiful face! Miniature of Princess Elizabeth, later Elizabeth I, by William Essex

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Queen Elizabeth 1 Coronation gloves

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Elizabeth Howard Boleyn, Anne Boleyns mother. How much, Elizabeth I resembles her!

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Speech by Elizabeth I - "I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England, too."

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