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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Queen of England and Ireland (1558–1603) who succeeded the Mary I, a Catholic, and reestablished Protestantism in England. Her reign was marked by several plots to overthrow her, the execution of Mary Queen of Scots (1587), the defeat of the Spanish Armada (1588), and domestic prosperity and literary achievement.

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  • noun 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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Examples

  • 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."

    Servants To Masters

  • 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!

  • 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.

    Finds From Historic Homes

  • 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."

    Servants To Masters

  • 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.

    Letters: Rosbifs, rhubarb and culinary history

  • 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.

    Nelson Mandela's life story to be turned into TV drama

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

    The Season of Risks

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

    The Season of Risks

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

    The Season of Risks

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-08-01

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