Elizabeth I

Introduction

The long reign of Elizabeth, who became known as the “Virgin Queen” for her reluctance to endanger her authority through marriage, coincided with the flowering of the English Renaissance, associated with such renowned authors as William Shakespeare. By her death in 1603, England had become a major world power in every respect, and Queen Elizabeth I passed into history as one of England’s greatest monarchs.

Article Details:

Elizabeth I

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    Elizabeth I

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/topics/british-history/elizabeth-i

  • Access Date

    August 01, 2014

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks