Queen Elizabeth: Makers of History (Timeless Classic Books) by Jacob Abbott

By Jacob Abbott

Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was once Queen regnant of britain and Queen regnant of eire from terrorist organization 1558 till her demise. also known as The Virgin Queen, Gloriana, or sturdy Queen Bess, Elizabeth used to be the 5th and final monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she used to be born a princess, yet her mom, Anne Boleyn, used to be accomplished and a part years after her delivery, and Elizabeth used to be declared illegitimate. Her brother, Edward VI, bequeathed the crown to woman Jane gray, slicing his sisters out of the succession. His will was once put aside, girl Jane gray was once completed, and in 1558 Elizabeth succeeded the Catholic Mary I, in the course of whose reign she were imprisoned for almost a 12 months on suspicion of assisting Protestant rebels. Elizabeth got down to rule through stable assistance, and he or she depended seriously on a gaggle of depended on advisers led by means of William Cecil, Baron Burghley. one in every of her first strikes as queen was once to aid the institution of an English Protestant church, of which she turned the excellent Governor. This Elizabethan spiritual cost held company all through her reign and later developed into ultra-modern Church of britain.

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Com influential and powerful men, and a plan of open rebellion organized. The leader in this plan was Sir Thomas Wyatt, and the outbreak which followed is known in history as Wyatt’s rebellion. Another of the leaders was the Duke of Suffolk, who, it will be recollected, was the father of Lady Jane Grey. This led people to suppose that the plan of the conspirators was not merely to prevent the consummation of the Spanish match, but to depose Queen Mary entirely, and to raise the Lady Jane to the throne.

Was the only heir. The Earl of Northumberland embraced this view. His motive was to raise Lady Jane Grey to the throne, in order to exclude the Princess Mary, whose accession he knew very well would bring all his greatness to a very sudden end. The Earl of Northumberland was at this time the principal minister of the young king. The protector Somerset had fallen long ago. Northumberland, whose name was then John Dudley, had supplanted him, and had acquired so great influence and power at court that almost every thing seemed to be at his disposal.

He told her that if she would not do this, he would go away from England and never see her again. Mary yielded; but at length, harassed and worn down with useless regrets and repinings, her mental sufferings are supposed to have shortened her days. She died miserably a few years after her marriage, and thus the Spanish match turned out to be a very unfortunate match indeed. com ELIZABETH IN THE TOWER. 1554-1555 The imprisonment of Queen Elizabeth in the Tower, which was briefly alluded to in the last chapter, deserves a more full narration than was possible to give to it there.

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