Elizabeth Tudor

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Elizabeth Tudor, who would become Elizabeth I of England, also known as "Elizabeth  the Great", was born September 7, 1533, at Greenwich Palace. The princess was the  second daughter of King Henry VIII, a monarch loved by the people and obsessed with  the need for a male heir. Elizabeth's mother was the fiery Ann Boleyn, the second of  Henry's six wives. Elizabeth's birth was preceded by that of her half-sister Mary Tudor  (who would later reign as Mary I), the daughter of Henry and his first wife, Catherine of  Aragon. When Elizabeth was four, her brother Edward was born, who would later reign  for six years as Edward VI, until his death at the age of 16. Although Edward was the  youngest child, his sex gave him preference to the throne over his sisters: thus both of  her siblings stood between Elizabeth and the throne of England.
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