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Unformatted text preview: Elizabeth's intelligence was always apparent to her tutors. At the time, this was unexpected in a girl. Elizabeth quickly attained fluency in Latin, French, Spanish, and Italian, and Flemish, knew some Greek, and even secretly learned Welsh. She spent her time studying the history and the classics under renowned scholars, all of whom were charmed by the precocious princess. Edward and Elizabeth wrote their letters to each other in Latin. Henry's will outlined the following succession order: (1) Edward (2) Mary (3) Elizabeth (4) the family of Henry's sister. This will excluded the Stuarts completely. But Catholics had difficulty arguing with Elizabeth's succession: although she was considered a bastard (Elizabeth was conceived prior to Henry's marriage to her mother, and then the marriage took place while Henry was still technically married to his first wife), her...
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