Queen Elizabeth I
Birthto King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn
OrdealImprisonment; accused of sympathizing with Protestant rebels
DeathQueen Mary (sister)
Religion"Elizabethan Religious Settlement"
OrdealDefeat of Spanish Armada
MemorialEmotional funeral procession to Westminster Abbey
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Alison Booth and Agnes Strickland
Agnes Strickland (a writing team that included her sister) entitles her chapter on Elizabeth I "SECOND QUEEN-REGNANT OF ENGLAND AND IRELAND" (Elizabeth's sister Mary being the first). The student of queens cares a great deal about what power the women actually wielded; most were consorts and, far from reigning, found themselves pawns in political chess. Alternatively, most queens encountered conflict between their voluntary liaisons and involuntary matrimony. Strickland's narratives are notable for drawing on contemporary documents.