This is a 24 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on British History - Key Figures - Queen Elizabeth I. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Queen Elizabeth I is considered by many to be the greatest monarch in English history. When she became queen in 1558, she was 25 years old, a survivor of scandal and danger, and considered illegitimate by most Europeans. She held the throne for 44 years, keeping England in the ascendant through wars, and political and religious turmoil.
Elizabeth inherited a bankrupt nation, torn by religious discord, a weakened pawn between the great powers of France and Spain. She was only the 3rd queen to rule England in her own right; Even her supporters believed her position dangerous and uncertain. Her only hope, they counseled, was to marry quickly and lean upon her husband for support. But Elizabeth had other ideas.
Elizabeth I, grew up in complex and sometimes difficult circumstances. The daughter of King Henry VIII and his 2nd wife, Anne Boleyn, she was only 2 years old when she lost her mother.
Anne Boleyn was beheaded on the orders of her husband, based on questionable charges of adultery and conspiracy. Elizabeth and her older half-sister Mary were declared to be illegitimate as her father sought to pave the way for a male heir. They fought for the crown for several years.
Mary died and in 1558, Elizabeth took control of her country, inheriting a number of problems.
The country was at war with France, draining the royal coffers. There was also great tension between different religious factions after Mary worked to restore England to Roman Catholicism. She earned the nickname “Bloody Mary” for ordering the execution of 300 Protestants as heretics.
When Queen Elizabeth died, she has largely been remembered as being a queen who supported her people. Her lengthy time on the throne provided her subjects with stability and consistency, and her sharp wits and clever mind helped navigate the nation through religious and political challenges.
The presentation covers the following:
Would Be Suitor
Getting to Work
France & Spain
The “Virgin Queen”
Elizabeth & The Arts
Health & Beauty
The “Golden Speech”
Death & Legacy
End of the
House of Tudor
End of Presentation
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