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Elizabeth I is born on September 7, 1533. She is the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Born at Greenwich Palace, she is moved to Hatfield as an infant. Her mother was beheaded while she was a baby on her father's orders. Since the marriage was annulled, the legitimacy of Elizabeth was questionable. She is raised by Lady Bryan her governess. Elizabeth is educated by a group of scholars and her education contained elements of the Reformation but was not for the intent of ruling a kingdom. Elizabeth is thirteen years of age when Henry dies in 1547 and lives with the queen Dowager, Katherine Parr, in Chelsea but after her marriage to Seymour, Elizabeth is sent to Cheshunt. Elizabeth adopts the Protestantism that her brother Edward embraced but then returns to Catholicism when Mary becomes Queen. Mary has Elizabeth imprisoned in the Tower, believing that she was...

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