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Queen Elizabeth I - The Virgin Queen

The Virgin Queen : Elizabeth I, Genius of the Golden Age 1558 - 1603

Born: 7 September 1533 at Greenwich Palace
Father: King Henry VIII
Mother: Anne Boleyn
Reigned: 1558 - 1603
Died: 24 March 1603 (of blood poisoning)

Time Line

Elizabeth and Essex : A Tragic History (Harvest Book) 1558 - Death of Mary I (Mary Tudor) - Elizabeth acceded (17 November)
1559 - Elizabeth became head of English Church
1563 - 15,000 die in Plague of London
1577 - Francis Drake sets out in Golden Hind to circumnavigate the globe (13 December)
1580 - Francis Drake returns to England - Elizabeth watches from Greenwich Palace (26 September)
1582 - Marriage of William Shakespeare & Anne Hathaway (27 November)
1586 - Elizabeth signs Death Warrant of Mary, Queen of Scots at Greenwich
1588 - Spanish Armada destroyed.
1593 - British statute mile established
1596 - Death of Sir Francis Drake (28 January)
1603 - James VI of Scotland became James I of England on death of Elizabeth

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