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By Jacob Abbott

Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) used to be Queen regnant of britain and Queen regnant of eire from Revolutionary Organization 17 November 1558 till her dying. also known as The Virgin Queen, Gloriana, or stable Queen Bess, Elizabeth used to be the 5th and final monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she was once born a princess, yet her mom, Anne Boleyn, was once accomplished and a part years after her delivery, and Elizabeth used to be declared illegitimate. Her brother, Edward VI, bequeathed the crown to girl Jane gray, slicing his sisters out of the succession. His will used to be put aside, woman Jane gray was once finished, and in 1558 Elizabeth succeeded the Catholic Mary I, in the course of whose reign she were imprisoned for almost a yr on suspicion of helping Protestant rebels. Elizabeth got down to rule through solid guidance, and she or he depended seriously on a bunch of relied on advisers led via William Cecil, Baron Burghley. one in all her first strikes as queen used to be to help the institution of an English Protestant church, of which she grew to become the best Governor. This Elizabethan spiritual payment held enterprise all through her reign and later developed into modern Church of britain.

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Mary rejected these proposals at once, and, having no forces to meet this new enemy, she had to retreat from Westminster into the city of London, and here she took refuge in the city hall, called the Guildhall, and put herself under the protection of the city authorities. Some of her friends urged her to take shelter in the Tower; but she had more confidence, she said, in the faithfulness and loyalty of her subjects than in castle walls. Wyatt continued to advance. He was still upon the south side of the river.

It soon became apparent, however, that, beyond the immediate precincts of London, the country was almost unanimous for Mary. They dreaded, it is true, the danger which they anticipated from her Catholic faith, but still they had all considered it a settled point, since the death of Henry the Eighth, that Mary was to reign whenever Edward should die; and this general expectation that she would be queen had passed insensibly into an opinion that she ought to be. Considered strictly as a legal question, it was certainly doubtful which of the four claimants to the throne had the strongest title; but the public were not disposed so to regard it.

The Duke of Suffolk learned these facts in another county, where he was endeavoring to raise a force to aid Wyatt. He immediately fled, and hid himself in the house of one of his domestics. He was betrayed, however, seized, and sent to the Tower. Many other prominent actors in the insurrection were arrested, and the others fled in all directions, wherever they could find concealment or safety. Lady Jane’s life had been spared thus far, although she had been, in fact, guilty of treason against Mary by the former attempt to take the crown.

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