Queen Elizabeth I
Elizabeth was crowned at the age of 25 and she was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty.
So loved that she was, Queen Elizabeth had many names of which people liked to call her, for example, Virgin Queen, Gloriana and Good Queen Bess. Her reign is called The Golden Age, because when she was crowned England was an insignificant country, but during her reign it became the major European force.
Elizabeth was born on 7 September 1533 at Greenwich Palace in London. Her father was Henry VIII and her mother was Anne Boleyn, the second of Henry’s six wives.
Unfortunately, Henry did not want a daughter, but a son as heir; in fact he had already divorced from his first wife, Catherine, because she didn’t give him a son.
When the same happened with Elizabeth’s mother, she was put to death and the king married once again, with Jane who finally gave him a son, prince Edward. Although Elizabeth was declared illegitimate, she received excellent Protestant education.