Elizabeth

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ELIZABETH, queen of England (1558-1603) was a daughter of the great king Henry YIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn. When she was a child, her mother was executed and she declared illegitimate.

She became queen when she was 25. Her reign was one of the greatest periods in English history. It produced such men as Shakespeare, philosopher Francis Bakon,sailor and poet Walter Raleigh. England became a first-rate European power with a great navy. Commerce and industry prospered and colonisation began. For religious and economic reasons she fought with Spain and often did it with the help of the pirates, such as Francis Drake.

1.Elizabeth had a very difficult childhood. Can you prove it?

2.Why is the culture of Elizabethan time so famous?

3.England was very rich and strong country in 16th century. Prove it.