Although always stubborn and sometimes difficult to control, Elizabeth showed signs of remarkable intelligence from a very young age. Her governess, a relative of Ann Boleyn, was constantly put on her guard by the young Elizabeth's disconcerting knowledge of court politics. At twelve, Elizabeth somehow upset Henry, who banished her from his presence. This event induced the repentant princess to become more loyal to her father. After Edward's mother died, Elizabeth and the Crown Prince, half-siblings, became the best of friends. Everyone noticed how much the two looked alike. Elizabeth's friendship with Edward made her important in the court, and Elizabeth, previously neglected as a second daughter, now became something of a rising star. Henry died when Elizabeth was 14 years old.
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