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Women Who Made History

Episode 3: Elisabeth I – Married to England

Although she went down in history as the “Virgin Queen”, Elisabeth I had an impressive number of lovers. But she always remained true to her principle: “My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England’s hate.” Unmarried and childless, Elisabeth I ruled the empire for 45 years, in an era when the entire world considered women too weak for such a role.