Elizabeth was born September 7,1533, daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.
19th May, 1536
Her mother's beheading
Her mother went mad after a miscarrage that would have been a boy, and the king charged her with adultry with five men (most historians believe this to be false) and her sentence was to be beheaded. It was done on the Tower Green on May 19 1536
28th Jan, 1547
Childhood and King Henry VIII
The king's wife after Anne was Jane Seymour, and they had a boy named Edward, she then died a week later. Elizabeth and Edward grew up very fond of each other, having much in common like,both were motherless, had a father who they rarely saw, and later, resembled each other. King Henry VIII married Catherine Howard, after once more failed marrage. She was Anne Boleyn's cousin, so naturally she and Elizabeth were close. Sadly, she died quickly. He married again, then died on January 28 1547.
30th Jan, 1548
A year later, Elizabeth moved in with Queen Dowager Katherine. Soon after, she was kicked out. It was rumored that Katherine saw Elizabeth kissing her new husband, Thomas Seymour. This is important because it could have changed subjects views on their future queen. (exact date of affair is not known)
18th Mar, 1554
Queen Mary and the Tower
After Mary was crowned, she put Elizabeth up in the same tower her mother was beheaded in, believing she was a threat to the throne. Unbeknownst to her, the people were roiting in her name, and she was soon let back in the palaces. When Mary appeared to be "pregnant", the future queen was not considered to be a significant threat. Her belly swelled, but no baby ever came, some historians believed she had a large ovarian cyst, which caused her death on November 17, 1558.
15th Jan, 1559
On January 15, 1559, Elizabeth I was crowned Queen by Owen Oglethorpe, bishop of Carlisle at Westminster Abbey, a little less than two months after the death of Mary I. After she took the throne, she was swarmed by suitors. She never actually got married, but used the possibilty to get gifts and make alliances. This is important because with marrage, she would've lost her power.
During her rule
Her reign is sometimes called the Golden Age. One of her threats was Mary, Queen of Scots. It was known she had a strong and legitimate (especially in the eyes of Catholics) claim to the throne of England. Eventually, a plot serious enough arose in Mary's name, and Elizabeth sign her death warrant. Mary was executed in 1587, on February 8th, at Fortheringhay.
During her rule (part two)
The greatest military threat was the Spanish Armada in July 1588. England prevailed, and later had the greatest naval power in the 1600's and 1700's. Sir Francis Drake had done much to beat the Spanish and in doing so he was named a hero after defeating them.
Queen Elizabeth I died on March 24, 1603. Although plots and conspiracies plagued her reign, her unification of the England is the reason for the label that is commonly attached to her as England’s greatest monarch. She left the throne to James I (James VI of Scotland), the son of Mary, Queen of Scots. The Tudor dynasty ended and passed to the Stuarts.