Last month we began with the elder half-sister, Mary Tudor. If you missed that post you can find it here:
|Elizabeth I as Princess|
Elizabeth Tudor was the first and only child of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn on September 7, 1533. The political uproar surrounding her birth and the marriage of her parents made her a celebrity before she was even born, especially when the physician and astrologer predictions failed and she was a daughter rather than the longed for son. This was especially a problem for Elizabeth’s mother since King Henry was willing to do almost anything to secure a male heir.
A comment by Venetian ambassador Giovanni Michiel intimates that Elizabeth looked much like her father, and for this reason, he favored her, despite her not being the anticipated prince. He claims this was the reason she was exalted above her half-sister and given the title of Princess of Wales. But this security was not to last.
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