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date: 17 July 2019

Elizabeth I (1533–1603) Queen of England 

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Margaret CollinsonMargaret COLLINSON, David L. CollinsonDavid L. COLLINSON

Elizabeth I was an extremely intelligent and educated ruler whose forty-five-year reign signaled England’s rise as an empire. Elizabeth established the country as a maritime nation, sent the first English settlers to North America, and advocated religious tolerance. Because she left no heirs to her thrown, England was left in turmoil at the end of what is called the Elizabethan era. ...

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