Who was Queen Elizabeth I?

Queen Elizabeth sat in her throne

This is Queen Elizabeth I.

Elizabeth I was Queen of England, Ireland and Wales from 1558-1603.

Find out more about her, below.

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I

Key facts

  • Queen Elizabeth I’s time in power is known as the ‘Elizabethan Age’.
  • She ruled England alone. She did not marry. So, although she was queen, England had no king.
  • Some people felt only men should be rulers. Elizabeth proved them wrong.

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Did you know?

  • Queen Elizabeth I was very clever. She could speak six languages, including French and Italian.
  • She sometimes threw her shoes at people when she was cross!
  • Elizabeth's teeth were black! She loved to pick them in public.
Queen Elizabeth I holding a shoe.

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