Elizabeth was the 2nd daughter of king Henry VIII, however her birth was a disappointment to Henry because he desperately wanted a son for the next heir.
Elizabeth's mother is executed
May 19th 1536
Anne Boleyn was executed for treason. Elizabeth was left without a mother figure to look up to.
Elizabeth proved to be a good scholar and an excellent linguist, fluently speaking multiple languages including French, Flemish, Italian, Spanish and Greek
Elizabeth's father dies
When King Henry VIII died, Elizabeth's younger half-brother became King Edward VI at just age nine. Elizabeth is taken into care by Henry's widow, Catherine Parr, and her new husband Thomas Seymour.
King Edward VI dies
July 6th 1553
The young King died aged just 15. Although his father reinstated Mary and Elizabeth as heirs in his later years, Edward's will sweeped them aside in favor of their cousin, Lady Jane Grey. And after just nine days Mary is crowned queen
Elizabeth is imprisoned
Mary and Elizabeth are raised on different religions and Mary persecutes all Protestants during her reign. Elizabeth is imprisoned for a year, initially in the Tower of London, for her supposed involvement in religious rebellions.
Elizabeth becomes queen
November 17th 1558
Mary falls ill in May 1558, and the childless Queen names her half-sister as her heir. Elizabeth becomes Queen at the age of 25
Mary Queen of Scots is beheaded
Sir Francis Walsingham acted as Elizabeth's counsel on Catholic uprisings. He assembles a successful case against Mary, linking her to numerous plots on Elizabeth's life from 1571 to 1586. Elizabeth signs Mary's death warrant, but later claims she did not want it dispatched.
Queen Elizabeth's second reign
1590 - 1599
Elizabeth's trusted advisors all die around 1590 and she builds a new governing body which is troubled by internal conflicts.
Queen Elizabeth I dies.
march 24th 1603
In the winter of 1602, Elizabeth suffers a severe depression after a number of close friends die. Queen Elizabeth I dies on March 24, 1603 at Richmond Palace