Queen Elizabeth the I of England was one of the most influential peopleto ever come into power. She set the bar for most future rulers and is theperson who made England what it is now. She was born in Greenwich, England to aroyal family who provided her with an excellent education and upbringing.Elizabeth’s childhood and young adulthood brought many hardships to her lifedue to her family status though it all led to her gaining the crown. She thenreigned well as the Queen of England as she pleased the people and was atrusted ruler.
Rise to the throneElizabeth I was born in a town named Greenwich in England onSeptember 7 1533. She was birthed by Anne Boleyn who was the second wife ofKing Henry VIII, Elizabeth I’s father. Due to the fact that she was born intothe royal family of the king she was granted many privileges growing up.Elizabeth was taught at her home by well-paid tutors that helped her properlypursue her studies. Elizabeth did very well in everything she was taught andended up shaping out quite well as a young woman.
Elizabeth and her sister,Mary who was the daughter of Henry’s first queen, were declared illegitimate bythe parliament and that the successor should issue to Henry’s third wife, JaneSeymour. Jane did have a son who servedas the heir to the crown and was king from 1547, when Henry died, to 1553 whenhe perished possibly due to tuberculosis. When Edward VI died Mary was next inline though her becoming queen was protested due to her being a catholic. LadyJane Grey was named next in line to the throne and became the queen but thisonly lasted for 9 days before being executed by Mary and her supporters. Mary Ithen took the throne as a devout catholic and thus began her violent push ofreligion to convert England to Catholicism. Many protestant bishops were burntat stake and many people were killed in this religious push.
Because of hergruesome methods Mary was deemed the name Bloody Mary. On November 17,1558,Mary I died leaving the crown to the next heir in line, Elizabeth I.