Why Is Queen Elizabeth Important

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Elizabeth Tudor is considered by many to be the greatest monarch in English History, inheriting a bankrupt nation and proving that a woman could successfully be the sovereign head of England. Born on September 7th 1533 at Greenwich Palace, Elizabeth was the daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. Elizabeth’s birth was not celebrated, but rather considered a great disappointment in her father’s life, who was highly anticipating the birth of a son. Henry wanted a son and heir to succeed him and become a powerful King like himself. He was not totally discouraged though, despite failing to produce a male heir. However, three miscarriages followed the birth of Elizabeth, and by March 1536, Henry started pursuing another woman,…show more content…
However, marriage and religion were the most important issues during this time, and since Queen Elizabeth I wasn’t married, this made her position as Queen more unstable. Many thought that marriage was a political necessity and was a way of forming a useful alliance with a European power. It was also a stable way of securing the line of succession. There certainly wasn’t a shortage of suitors, but the choice she made of ‘marrying England’ was courageous and revolutionary, and in the long run, the right one for England. Queen Elizabeth I addressed the final obligation in marriage, which is to “keep oneself undefiled members of Christ’s body by avoiding fortification.” In her role as Queen, Elizabeth was committed to preserving England’s peace and stability, and she thought that the marriage to a suitor would only abrupt this

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