Elizabeth I


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Elizabeth I

1533-1603.
Queen of England and Ireland (1558-1603) who succeeded the Mary I, a Catholic, and reestablished Protestantism in England. Her reign was marked by several plots to overthrow her, the execution of Mary Queen of Scots (1587), the defeat of the Spanish Armada (1588), and domestic prosperity and literary achievement.

Elizabeth I

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(Biography) 1533–1603, queen of England (1558–1603); daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. She established the Church of England (1559) and put an end to Catholic plots, notably by executing Mary Queen of Scots (1587) and defeating the Spanish Armada (1588). Her reign was notable for commercial growth, maritime expansion, and the flourishing of literature, music, and architecture
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Noun1.Elizabeth I - Queen of England from 1558 to 1603Elizabeth I - Queen of England from 1558 to 1603; daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn; she succeeded Mary I (who was a Catholic) and restored Protestantism to England; during her reign Mary Queen of Scots was executed and the Spanish Armada was defeated; her reign was marked by prosperity and literary genius (1533-1603)
House of Tudor, Tudor - an English dynasty descended from Henry Tudor; Tudor monarchs ruled from Henry VII to Elizabeth I (from 1485 to 1603)
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Sidney's brilliant position for a few years as the noblest representative of chivalrous ideals in the intriguing Court of Elizabeth is a matter of common fame, as is his death in 1586 at the age of thirty-two during the siege of Zutphen in Holland.
Gloriana, the Fairy Queen, is abstractly Glory, but humanly she is Queen Elizabeth; and from other points of view Elizabeth is identified with several of the lesser heroines.
I think I shall never hear Elizabeth's voice again, never look into her eyes, never kiss her dear lips--but Elizabeth is still mine, and I am hers, as in that morning when we kissed in that little chancel amid the flickering light, and passed out into the sun and down the lanes, to our little home among the meadow-sweet.
Elizabeth I's Secret Agents BBC Two, 9pm) Elizabeth is dead and James VI of Scotland travels south to take the throne at the invitation of Robert Cecil, but the new king has his own ideas and has little time for the late queen's spymaster.
Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), 1576-78, attributed to Nicholas Hilliard (1547-1619), oil on panel, 81.
ONE of the most famous portraits of Queen Elizabeth I ever will be owned by the public for the first time after a PS10 million fundraising campaign to keep it in the country.
Queen Elizabeth I is said to have stayed here back in 1591, in what is now the hotel's fanciest room - the Queen's Suite.
One's views about Walsingham therefore depend on how one sees the Reformation and the right of Elizabeth I to be Queen: if one accepts both as God-given deliverances then Walsingham emerges as a hero, even if some of his methods offend our standards.
So much thoughtful and innovate scholarship had been done about Elizabeth I in the last decades of the twentieth century by people in a variety of disciplines that it seemed like the perfect time for a society to be formed.
Furthermore, the collection ends, rather curiously, with two poems about Elizabeth I by Amber Harris Leichner.
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