Elizabeth I

Elizabeth IElizabeth I (1558-1603) is also known as The Virgin Queen and Good Queen Bess. She was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and succeeded her half-sister, Mary I, to the throne. After many turbulent years, her long reign gave some much-needed stability to England. 

She never married, realising perhaps that by doing so she surrendered power and control over England to her husband. Instead she declared herself "married to England".

Elizabeth was a Protestant and England became a Protestant country again. This led to war with Spain and in 1588 the Spanish Armada was famously defeated off the coast of England. 

When she died without any children, the Scottish King (James VI) also became King of England, James I. Elizabeth was the last of the Tudor rulers.

Elizabeth I Booklet

Elizabeth I Booklet

Our Elizabeth I booklet would make a great addition to a Tudor lapbook.  Or perhaps you could build up a mini library of them.  Folding instructions can be found here.

Elizabeth I Colouring Page

Elizabeth I Colouring Page

We've taken one of the most famous portraits of the young Princess Elizabeth as the basis for this colouring page. There's lots of detail to colour in here!

Elizabeth I Colouring Page 2

Elizabeth I Colouring Page 2

Here's a portrait colouring page of Queen Elizabeth I, dressed grandly (as she usually was) with one of her fashionable ruffs around her neck.

Elizabeth I Notebooking Page

Elizabeth I Notebooking Page

We have two versions of our Elizabeth I notebooking page making them useful for older children looking to record their research about Elizabeth's turbulent early life and long reign. 

Elizabeth I Worksheet

Elizabeth I Worksheet

Our Queen Elizabeth I worksheet will help younger children find out about 'Good Queen Bess'.

Queen Elizabeth I Poster

Queen Elizabeth I Poster

Are you working of a Tudor project?  Here's a very regal Queen Elizabeth I poster to print and display.  

Queen Elizabeth I Story Paper

Queen Elizabeth I Story Paper

Use our Queen Elizabeth I story paper for descriptive writing or perhaps to tell one of the many stories of Elizabeth's reign such as the defeat of the Spanish Armada.

Queen Elizabeth I Writing Page

Queen Elizabeth I Writing Page

The daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Queen Elizabeth I was one of histories 'stars'.  Our Queen Elizabeth I writing paper can be used for reports or creative writing prompts such as diaries and letters.

Succeeded by:

James I
James I