Elizabeth the Queen
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Marriage & Virginity

From the moment she became queen, there was great pressure on Elizabeth to marry and produce an heir. But Elizabeth was not convinced that she needed a husband. She had angry confrontations with the Parliaments of 1563 and 1567 over their demands that she marry. Eventually, many Englishmen came to prefer that Elizabeth remain the Virgin Queen and share her power with no man.

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