The Life of Elizabeth I Character Descriptions

Alison Weir (historian)
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Queen Elizabeth I

She was the daugther of Henry VIII, and the second female monarch in English history.

Mary, Queen of Scots

She was crowned Queen at one week of age after the death of her father, James V.

Robert Dudley, later Earl of Leicester

During Elizabeth's reign, he held many prestigious offices, including Master of Horse. He and Elizabeth were rumored to be lovers.

Sir William Cecil, later Lord Burghley

He was the Secretary of State and Lord Treasurer under Elizabeth.

Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk

He was a Catholic sympathizer and a member of Elizabeth's Privy Council who was involved in Catholic plots to place Mary Queen of Scots on the English throne.

King Philip II of Spain

A devout Catholic, he had been married to Queen Mary, Elizabeth's half-sister.

Sir Francis Walsingham

He created an extensive network of spies throughout Europe designed to detect Catholic...

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