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Courtship & Love

Shakespeare for Kids

Married to England

Elizabeth was a smart leader. As a woman, she knew that if she were to marry, she would lose some of the power she enjoyed as queen.


Elizabeth was also aware of her responsibility to England. She knew that marrying the prince of another country could weaken her own nation or cause conflict with other countries.


Francis Dearam after Nicholas Hilliard. Elizabetha Regina. Engraving, ca. 1617

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