When it came time for elizabeth to ascend the throne the public had a little over 15 years of knowing she would succeed her father, so it was not as jarring as perhaps victoria's was she was the daughter of a very popular king, and a very popular princess in her own right. So let's say that robert cecil had a dual interest in ensuring the smooth succession of somebody to the engliish throne upon elizabeth's death - his personal political position, which was by no means guaranteed once elizabeth was out of the picture, and indeed simply the stability of the realm. Elizabeth was born at greenwich palace and was named after both her grandmothers, elizabeth of york and elizabeth howard  she was the second child of henry viii of england born in wedlock to survive infancy.
The issue of succession was a cornerstone of elizabeth's rhetoric of death, as well as that of her opponents, and in the contemporary theory of the king's two bodies succession is relevant to both her femininity and her sovereignty. Mary, queen of scots was elizabeth's first cousin once removed (her grandmother was henry viii's sister) who felt she had a better claim to the throne of england than elizabeth did, because mary was catholic and because elizabeth had been called illegitimate after her mother's death. Richard ii, the famous child-king, came to the throne because he was the son of edward iii's eldest son (his father, edward the black passed away before edward iii did so through primogeniture richard ii became heir.
Despite elizabeth's government constantly begging her to marry in the early years of her reign, it was now persuading elizabeth not to marry the french prince for his mother, catherine de' medici, was suspected of ordering the st bartholomew's day massacre of tens of thousands of french protestant huguenots in 1572. Elizabeth i film questions tiffany chan 1 elizabeth's father was henry viii and her mother was anne boleyn, the second wife to henry her succession to the throne was so heatedly contested as she was declared an illegitimate heir to the throne since henry's marriage to anne was annulled and while he was married anne, he was still married. Who was elizabeth's father and why was elizabeth's succession to the throne so heatedly contested why was england in a state of turmoil at the start of the movie if you were queen mary would you have had your protestant half-sister elizabeth executed in the tower of london. However, henry was not next in the line to the throne the heir presumptive was edmund mortimer, earl of march, who descended from edward iii's second surviving son, lionel of antwerp, whereas henry's father, john of gaunt, was edward's third surviving son. Elizabeth i (7 september 1533 - 24 march 1603) was queen of england and ireland from 17 november 1558 until her death sometimes called the virgin queen, gloriana, or good queen bess, elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the tudor dynasty.
The rules on succession are in the act of settlement 1701 as amended by the succession of the crown act 2013 (in the uk - there are similar acts in the queen's other realms) it is very clear and unambiguous, so there is essentially zero chance of. After elizabeth and her heirs, would come henry's sister mary tudor's side of the family edward succeeded to the throne as king of england and ireland edward began to show signs of a coughing disease. Elizabeth's accession marked the final change in the nation's official religion her father and half-brother established protestantism in england, but her half-sister, mary, attempted forcibly to restore catholicism. Upon his father's death in 1547, edward vi became king of england when he died in 1553, elizabeth's older sister assumed the throne mary tudor , wife of philip ii of spain and a devout catholic, did not endear herself to her protestant subjects.
The reason why elizabeth's succession to the throne was so heatedly contested was because the catholics did not support her and they didn't want a protestant ruler due to the fact that they were all catholics another reason was because her mother was anne boleyn and she was executed because of incest and adultery. Elizabeth was born at greenwich palace and was named after her grandmothers, elizabeth of york and elizabeth howard she was the second child of henry viii of england born in wedlock to survive infancy. This was sophia, daughter of elizabeth of bohemia, james i 's only daughter, but she died a few weeks before anne and so the throne succeeded to her son george the hanovarians george i 1714 -1727. Elizabeth's father was henry vll who was the king of england from 1509-1547 when he died the reason why elizabeth's succession to the throne was so heatedly contested was because the catholics did not support her and they didn't want a protestant ruler due to the fact that they were all catholics. Now king, henry's first concern was to secure his hold on the throne on 18 january 1486 at westminster, he honoured a pledge made three years earlier and married elizabeth of york.
Sarah gristwood's arbella: england's lost queen, is published by bantam to order after elizabeth for £18 with free uk p&p call guardian book service on 0870 836 0875. Elizabeth was born at greenwich palace and was named after both her grandmothers, elizabeth of york and elizabeth howard she was the second child of henry viii of england born in wedlock to survive infancy. One of the people who proposed to elizabeth i was king philip ii of spain, mary i's husband and elizabeth's brother in law who attempted to take the crown from elizabeth i mary stuart, queen of scots attempted to take the throne from elizabeth i. So elizabeth would have become queen if he had stayed on the throne, barring direct lineal heirs, but not until she was 46, instead of 26 she would have had time to raise her family quietly, as would have probably been her preference.
Early in 1603, as queen elizabeth i's human infirmitie 1 gave way to a serious illness, her majesty's bodily troubles 2 became matter of intense interest to her subjects reports of elizabeth's appearance, actions, and speeches during her final days fill the letters, diaries, sermons. It's a print that was made in the early 1590s and it shows, on the right hand side at the front, elizabeth i behind her is her father henry viii, on his left edward vi, his son, and on his right.