Queen Elizabeth Research Papers
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Elizabeth was born on September 7, 1533. She was born to king Henry VIII and to her mother Anne Boleyn. Henry VIII was already married before he was married to Anne. He was married to Catherine of Aragon. Catherine had three boys that were either stillborn or they died shortly after they were born. Catherine had a daughter and her name was Mary. Mary became Queen but she died shortly after her reign of five years. Due to that she was not producing fertile boys he asked the pope if he could divorce her, the pope said no but Henry VIII did it anyway. Anne never had a boy either so Henry divorced her. She was brought to trial and was found guilty of adultery and was beheaded. Henry did have a son name Edward VI.
Elizabeth had a good childhood but she did not live with Henry because of the despair of her mother. Mary did not like Elizabeth because of the humiliation that her mother put on her mother and herself. Mary and Elizabeth both were educated. In fact, one of said of one of her tutors, Roger Ascham, who she loved very much, that she “would sooner have cast ten thousand pounds into the sea than lost her Ascham”. Roger wrote to a friend “Elizabeth has just passed her sixteenth birthday. She talks French and Italian as well as she does English and has often talked to me readily and well in Latin, moderately in Greek. When she writes Greek and Latin, nothing is more beautiful then her handwriting. She delights as much in music as she is skillful in it”. Elizabeth was Protestant as Mary was Catholic. This set up that the people did not like Mary as much because in this time the people were liking Protestants because they were becoming the main religion of England. Some of this became about because of how the king went against the Pope when he got a divorce from his first wife. This is one reason why the town’s people liked Elizabeth better then Mary.
When Elizabeth was growing up she had a lot of trouble because no one in her family liked her that much. For example:
- Mary did not like her because she caused so much trouble to her mother.
- Mary Queen of Scots did not like her because she felt she should not get to be queen because in that day in age it was wrong to get a divorce and King Henry VIII did just so he could have a boy and his son could carry on the dynasty.
- When Edward VI became king, he did not rein very long because he got sick and died. After Edward’s death Lady Jane Grey became queen but only for nine days. Mary came in to the town and had Lady Jane thrown in the tower.