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Elizabeth I

Line breaks: Eliza|beth I
Pronunciation: /ɪˈlɪzəbəθ
 
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Definition of Elizabeth I in English:

( 1533–1603), daughter of Henry VIII, queen of England and Ireland 1558–1603. Succeeding her Catholic sister Mary I, Elizabeth re-established a moderate form of Protestantism as the state religion. Her reign was dominated by the threat of a Catholic restoration and by war with Spain, culminating in the Armada of 1588. Although frequently courted, she never married.

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