There lies Elizabeth I

Some say under her rule, England became an empire on which the sun never set.

In 1580, Francis Drake is the first English man to circumnavigate the world. Five years later, Sir Walter Raleigh sets up a colony on the east coast of North America. He names it Virginia after Elizabeth I, the “Virgin Queen”.

She came to the throne when she was 25. Inheriting a country that was full of religious strife.

She executed her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots. Faced and defeated the Spanish Armada.

She died at 69, unmarried and childless. Leaving a strong and independent nation as her legacy.

And there she is. Good Queen Bess. Buried at Westminster Abbey.

For Becky’s Past Squares this month.

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