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  • n. Queen of England from 1558 to 1603; daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn; she succeeded Mary I (who was a Catholic) and restored Protestantism to England; during her reign Mary Queen of Scots was executed and the Spanish Armada was defeated; her reign was marked by prosperity and literary genius (1533-1603)

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  • With the issueless death of Elizabeth I, however, came the union of the crowns, as James VI of Scotland—whose mother, Mary Stuart Queen of Scots, had been executed by Elizabeth—possessed just enough Tudor blood to be named successor: "James VI and I."

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  • Even Queen Victoria, that most German-connected and -minded of 19th-century British monarchs, would denounce her most illustrious forebear, Elizabeth I, for the "cruelty to my ancestress, Mary Queen of Scots."

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  • Madiba is being written by Nigel Williams, the British novelist, screenwriter and playwright, whose previous TV credits include an adaptation of his own novel The Wimbledon Poisoner and Elizabeth I, starring Helen Mirren.

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  • Leading the group is a portrait that was long considered to be of Queen Elizabeth I, but is now thought more likely to be of the queen's close friend, Catherine Carey, Countess of Nottingham.

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  • This is not so much a political as an aesthetic flaw: In the classic movies about Elizabeth I, for instnace you knew why you were watching the movie, why she was its subject, and how she changed history.

    Oh Wow!

  • It was not cultivated as a plant until the 17th century long after Elizabeth I, and then only speculatively, and mainly as a possible home-grown substitute for the expensive rhubarb root imported from the east and used as a purgative and laxative.

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  • If the widow was Elizabeth I, she might run the place as an inn or rent it out for parties, I thought.

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  • Although Queen Elizabeth I had signed a peace treaty with Marie de Guise, she soon attacked Scotland anyway and even when not at war, England supported and encouraged Protestant subversion against the regency.

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  • In that era the princes of England, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and James I, threatened the Catholic faith.

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  • William Cecil, Lord Burghley, was chief advisor to Elizabeth I, and his son Robert was Secretary of State to both Elizabeth and James I. Unusually, these state papers have remained in the family archives at Hatfield House.

    June 2009

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