Queen Elizabeth I
The daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, Queen Elizabeth I came to the throne in 1558 and
ruled England for almost 45 years. Her reign is known as The Golden Age, a time that saw the birth of Shakespeare, the defeat of the Spanish Armada, and the emergence of England as a world power.
On this website you can read about Queen Elizabeth's remarkable life, her struggles and triumphs, and about the people and events that make this one of the most fascinating and important eras of history.