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Elizabeth I was born on September 7 1533 at Greenwich Palace near London Her father was Englands King Henry VIII her mother was the kings second wife Anne Boleyn Elizabeth had an older half-sister Mary who was the daughter of the kings first wife Catherine of Aragon King Henry had moved heaven and earth to marry Anne Boleyn He had parted from the Catholic church established the Church of England and annulled his twenty-four year marriage to Queen Catherine - partly because he loved Anne and partly because he wanted the male heir Catherine could not give him Henry and Anne were convinced that their first child would be a boy The new queen even had a document drawn up ahead of time that announced the birth of a prince When the prince turned out to be a princess her parents were dismayed Over the next few years Anne had three miscarriages and Henry - who had become disenchanted with her even before Elizabeths birth - decided to be rid of her In 1536 he had Anne arrested on false charges of adultery The Archbishop of Canterbury bowed to the kings will by declaring that Henrys marriage to Anne had never been valid Like her half-sister Mary two-year-old Elizabeth was now considered illegitimate Anne was executed and two weeks later the king married Jane Seymour In 1537 Queen Jane died after giving birth to a son Edward Elizabeth and Mary participated in his christening ceremony As Edward grew older he and Elizabeth became close although they lived in separate households they wrote to each other often When Elizabeth was four Katherine Champernowne became her governess The well-educated Champernowne - known as Kat Ashley after her marriage in 1545 - began teaching Elizabeth astronomy geography history math French Flemish Italian Spanish and other subjects Elizabeth was an excellent student Her tutor Roger Ascham later wrote She talks French and Italian as well
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